Quotation Marks

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Quotation Marks Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/index.htm . For additional information on quoting sources, see the Purdue OWL handout Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_quotprsum.html . For practice using quotation marks, try the separate exercise at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quoteEX1.html (with Answer Key at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quoteA1.html ). For more information on writing research papers and citing sources, see our extensive research paper workshop at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/index.html . Quotation Marks with Direct and Indirect Quotations Quoting Prose Direct quotations are another person's exact words--either spoken or in print--incorporated into your own writing. Use a set of quotation marks to enclose each direct quotation included in your writing. Use a capital letter with the first word of a direct quotation of a whole sentence. Do not use a capital letter with the first word of a direct quotation of part of a sentence. If the quotation is interrupted and then continues in your sentence, do not capitalize the second part of the quotation. Mr. and Mrs. Allen, owners of a 300-acre farm, said, "We refuse to use that pesticide because it might pollute the nearby wells." Mr. and Mrs. Allen stated that they "refuse to use that pesticide" because of possible water pollution. "He likes to talk about football," she said, "especially when the Super Bowl is coming up." Indirect quotations are not exact words but rather rephrasings or summaries of another person's words. Do not use quotation marks for indirect quotations. According to their statement to the local papers, the Allens refuse to use pesticide because of potential water pollution. Below are some further explanations and examples of how to integrate quoted prose into your own writing. Quotation within a quotation
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course TMG 620 taught by Professor Dr.jeffreys.appel during the Spring '11 term at National.

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