Published 14 May 2018
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Published 7 May 2018
If I need to fit a quotation syntactically into a sentence, can I use empty brackets to indicate that I have removed letters from a verb?No. In MLA style, brackets are generally only used to add material or show visible alterations, not to indicate omissions.1 So when attempting to fit a . . .
Published 27 April 2018
Can I silently change the initial capital letter in a quotation to fit the quotation syntactically into my sentence?No. As the MLA Handbook advises, "Unless indicated in square brackets or parentheses, changes must not be made in the spelling, capitalization, or interior punctuation . . .
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Published 9 March 2018
In an in-text citation, how do I shorten a title enclosed in quotation marks if the title begins with a quotation?If you need to shorten a title enclosed in quotation marks that begins with a quotation, use the title within the title as the short form and . . .
Published 21 February 2018
What should I include in parentheses if the author’s name is provided in a signal phrase and the source has no page numbers or other kind of part number?As the MLA Handbook notes, "When a source has no page numbers or any other kind of part number, no number should be given in . . .
Published 29 January 2018