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I am writing a screenplay and I have two questions I seem to have a real difficult time finding the answers to. First, if someone is responding to a question with an answer do you use qoutes/capitalize or not? Here is the dialogue with how I currently have it:

CHRIS
Would it speed up the process if I told you?

ALICE
Absolutely.

CHRIS
Then the answer is “No”.

Second, what is the correct way to combine a person's name and the verb "has"? Again, here it is in context:

ALICE
You have half an hour, tops, before
Sarah's got big trouble on her hands.

Thank you very much for anyone who responds!!!!

All the best,
Igor
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the "No" issue is a matter of style and what you've done looks fine,

the other point is style too - what you've written is fine, but if you want very natural dialogue I'd go for "You've got half an hour, tops"
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Sarah's is absolutely correct.

As for "No", I imagine you'd get five different answers from five different people. If "No" were a true quotation, you'd write: Then the answer is, "No." But it's not really a quote, is it? Still, you wouldn't write: Then the answer is no. I like your version best.
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 suzi's reply was promoted to an answer.
Dear Pedant,

Thank you so much for your response! I had the inkling that the issue was stylistic, however, I just wanted to make sure. Those who read these things look for any reason to eliminate a script, so one could never be too finicky about the grammar. Again, thank you for your help.

All the best,

Igor
Dear Suzi,

Thank you for your response! I think your point is very beneficial because I tend to be a bit too long-winded in my dialogue. Tightening it up is definitely what the doctor ordered.

All the best,

Igor
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