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                 Literacy @ Dr. Denison
              MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
“Quotation” or “Quote”?
    “Quote”                             “Quotation”
        A verb                               A noun
        to “repeat or copy                   “a group of words
         out (a group of                       taken from a text or
         words from a text)”                   speech and
        (Oxford English                       repeated by
         Dictionary)                           someone other than
                                               the original author
                                               or speaker”
                                              (Oxford English
                                               Dictionary)

                         Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                      MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
We “quote” quotations!

    We should use the word “quote” to
     describe the action of “quoting” a
     “quotation”.

        Eg: To quote Samuel Beckett, “Words are
         all we have”.




                       Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                    MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
How do we use quotations?

 We use quotations in the following
   ways:
 • As dialogue in creative writing
 • As evidence in non-fiction forms such as
   news articles, reports, paragraphs and
   essays



                   Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Problems with Quotations

  Quotations need to be appropriate to the
   context in which they are used
  Quotations need to be integrated
   smoothly into the piece of writing
  Quotations need to be cited properly




                   Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Integrating Quotations

    We integrate quotations into our sentences by
     using


  a comma                                         a colon
                            or

                      Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                   MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Quotations and the Colon
 Use a colon to introduce a quotation which does NOT
   flow naturally into the grammatical logic of the
   sentence

    Romeo questions the nature of love: “Is love a tender thing?”
     (I.iv.25).
    In her short story, “Once Upon a Time”, author Nadine Gordimer
     uses the sense of hearing to develop tone: “I was reading every
     faintest sound, identifying and classifying its possible threat.”
     (Gordimer 55).

       In both examples, the author has written an
       independent thought which introduces the supporting
       quotation. The quotations serves as a grammatical =‘s
       sign!
                              Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                           MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Quotations and the Comma

 Use a comma to integrate a quotation
  when the quotation fits the grammatical
  context of the sentence.
 Romeo    questions the nature of love when he wonders if “…love [is]
 a tender thing…” (I.iv.25).


 Here, the grammatical context of the sentence is adjusted to insert the
 quotation without using a colon. Ellipsis (…) is used to indicate that part
 of the quotation has been omitted. Here, both a word, and a piece of
 punctuation, have been omitted. Square Brackets [ ] are used to insert
 the writer’s own words. In this case, the word [is] is inserted so that the
 quotation makes sense.
                               Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                            MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Citing the Quotation

  English Courses at Dr. Denison use the
   Modern Language Association Style
   Guide for citing quotations.
  Quotation Citations are embedded in the
   body of the text
  Embedded Citations refer to the Full
   Citation listed on the Works Cited page


                  Literacy @ Dr. Denison
               MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans
Citations – Citing the Author

 If you are only referencing one text written by the
    author, cite the last name. If you are
    referencing two or more titles by the same
    author, cite the title of the text.
   In her short story, “Once Upon a Time”, author Nadine Gordimer
   uses the sense of hearing to develop tone: “I was reading every
   faintest sound, identifying and classifying its possible threat.”
   (Gordimer 55).

   In her short story, “Once Upon a Time”, author Nadine Gordimer uses
   the sense of hearing to develop tone: “I was reading every faintest
   sound, identifying and classifying its possible threat.” (“Once Upon a
   Time” 55).


                             Literacy @ Dr. Denison
                          MacPherson, MacIsaac, Gowans

				
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