Now, my opinion on this is that you can say “said” – there is no problem with doing so…
Because to be honest, it would be annoying if you had to use other words instead of “said”…
“I like pizza.” she admitted,
“Me too.” he agreed.
Using this example, don’t you think that there needs to be a “said”?
I think that it just provides diversity in the writing style. Rather than have similarities in the dialogue, it’s nice to change it so that it repeatedly keeps the reader interested.
What do you think? Comment below!