Reporting verbs and structures to introduce quotations

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Language and Learning Advisor Services Structures to introduce quotations, paraphrases and summaries According to Smith (2005, 47)… As stated by Smith (2005, 47)… In Smith ’s (2005, 47) view …. These structures do NOT require a reporting verb. The external information (whichever form) just follows. Do not forget to make the acceptable change of using a small letter rather than a capital letter at the beginning of the quote/paraphrase/summary as it falls into the middle of the sentence. Smith (2005, 47) reports that…. Smith (2005, 47) states that… Smith (2005, 47) argues that… If you begin with the author’s family name, a reporting verb MUST follow the date and page number. The reporting verb will be singular if there is only one author. The reporting verb will be in plural form (without the –s ) if there are more than one author. To select a verb, you should ask the following question: What is the author’s intention when he/she makes a given statement? Is he discussing,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course ACCT 220 taught by Professor Mary during the Three '11 term at Queensland Tech.

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