The 3 examples below are taken from a larger doc. Previously, only dialog tags in the same paragraph were flagged.
tags = add, agree, insist(ing)
We expect senior staff will approve, “Start target #1, #3 and #5 as a Stage 1 project. Delaying #2, #4 and #6 is OK.”
We expect they will add target #4 later.
Thus first, we bargain with senior staff, “The good news is Bill is our best option to fix [y]. Which issues stop us from having him drop less crucial items for this fix?”
We expect them to agree.
We have them admit, “Progress is far behind standard.”
We ought to rehearse insisting on answers by practicing with a friend skilled at dodging.