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- Direct quotations involve incorporating another person's exact words into your own writing. 1. Quotation marks always come in pairs. Do not open a quotation and fail to close it at the end of the quoted material. 2. Capitalize the first letter of a direct quote when the quoted material is a complete sentence.
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A direct quote will be within quotation marks and list the author, year, and page number. If the direct quote is 40 or more words, the quote will be in a freestanding block which is indented 1/2 inch and does not use the quotation marks, but still requires author, year, and page number.