Using Quotation Marks Correctly

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Quotation marks are mainly used to set off and represent exact language that another person has written or spoken. When writing papers, using quotation marks for outside sources guards against plagiarism and represents academic honesty. Here are some guidelines to follow when incorporating someone else`s words into your own writing. The correct use of quotation marks is shown in italics after each guideline.

Use these guidelines to correctly quote what has been said or written by others.


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