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Unformatted text preview: Effectively Using Direct Quotations ( printable version here ) Use a Quotation: to emphasize a point you've made. to provide an example. to show an author's intention. to show how historical figures spoke or thought. Short Quotations: use quotation marks. make sentences smoothly flow from your words to those quoted, as in these examples that follow MLA format: As Coach Clark explained, "We lost the game because we were overconfident and failed to take the other team's de The coach notes that "most of the guys on State's team have much less experience than our players, but they certai Note how the writer sets up the quotations with "explained" and "notes that." Long Quotations: Check with your instructor for the system of documentation you should be using (MLA, Chicago, APA, etc). Note that some For MLA: --For quotations of more than four typed lines, indent ten spaces from the left margin, and double-space w For Chicago/Turabian: --For quotations that run two or more sentences and four or more typed lines, indent four spa...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ENGLISH ENG100H1S taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
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