Posts related to quotations
How do I cite descriptive copy or a quotation from a book cover or jacket in the text and in the works-cited list?
If you are citing descriptive copy or a quotation printed on the cover of a book, it’s preferable to incorporate the necessary details (chiefly, the… Read More
Must quotations always be introduced with wording like “So-and-so writes”?
No. There are innumerable ways to weave a quotation gracefully into your prose. As long as the quotation’s purpose and source are clear, you need… Read More
The rules for positioning a parenthetical citation next to a final period seem different with run-in quotations and block quotations. What is the logic here?
Run-in quotations and block quotations follow the same logic, although the differences in their formats call for differences in punctuation. First, let’s look at a… Read More
The Placement of a Comma or Period after a Quotation
When a comma or period is needed after a quotation . . . Read More