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1. He said, "You promised me a bag of gold."
2. The old man said, "You promised me a bag of gold."
3. "You promised me a bag of gold," he said
4. "You promised me a bag of gold," said the old man.
5. "You promised me a bag of gold," said he.
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Are they all grammatical? Is #5 incorrect?

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    All are correct, yes. The phrasing in 5 would be used in something very formal or perhaps in a poem.

    Be sure to put a period at the end of #3.

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