When reading, or even writing, we readily accept the phonic indication of accents in dialogue ("ya?ll come back, now!"), but what about incorrect grammar in dialogue? For example, we may write in a narrative: But it was too late for the Jedi; the Sith was far stronger than he was. And we would get brownie points for everything being fine and dandy. But, what about: "It was too late," the poor man said. "The Sith was stronger than him." It?s incorrect, of course, but what if it is incorrect because the person speaking, rather than the author, is using it incorrectly? After all, the error is a common one, especially in speech, and my poor man might even be undereducated. So I guess I?m wondering, as authors, do you allow your characters to make the occasional grammar mistake or do you try to keep your narrative uniform, dialogue and otherwise? And, as a reader, especially a critical reader or a beta reader, do you tend to hold the grammar errors in dialogue as errors of the author rather than the character?