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What should I do if several lines of my block quotation do not fit at the bottom of the page?
In a manuscript or student paper, it is fine for a block quotation to be split across two pages or for the entire quotation to… Read More
What date should I give in the header of my paper—the date I started the paper, the date I finished it, or the due date?
Follow your teacher’s instructions, but if you do not receive guidance, list the date you finished writing the paper. Read More
Must a short quotation from a play be set off as an extract?
No. When the dialogue incorporated is very brief or partial, you may elect to run the quotation into your text, as shown in the example… Read More
How do I quote dialogue that is not in quotation marks?
Some works render dialogue without enclosing it in punctuation that would distinguish it from the surrounding text. Treat such dialogue as you would treat any… Read More
Three Guides on the Path to Publication: Style Manuals, In-House Guides, and Style Sheets
Learn about the differences between a style manual, an in-house guide, and a style sheet Read More
How should I style paragraphs in a block quotation?
In a block quotation that includes more than one paragraph, indent the beginning of the paragraphs after the first one, even if your source uses… Read More
How should I format examples for a linguistics paper?
For guidance on styling linguistics papers, consult the “Unified Style Sheet,” published by the Linguistics Society of America. For phonetic symbols, consult the website of… Read More