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Using the same quotation a second time



Can you use the same quote twice?

The MLA Style Center



If you quote from a work and provide an in-text citation at first mention, you usually do not have to provide an in-text citation at subsequent mention as long as it is clear from your prose that you quoted the passage earlier in your essay.

How do you cite the same quote twice?

Use a shortened form of the citation.



The next time you cite that book (say, in note 12), you can give just the author’s last name, a shortened title, and the page number: 12. Rothfuss, Name of the Wind, 50.

Can you have 2 quotes back to back?





Never put two quotes back to back. Remember, you need to explain each quote, so two “naked” quotes should never be right next to each other.

What are the 3 rules for using quotations?

Do commas and periods go inside or outside quotation marks? Commas and periods always go inside the quotation marks in American English; dashes, colons, and semicolons almost always go outside the quotation marks; question marks and exclamation marks sometimes go inside, sometimes stay outside.

Can you use the exact same quote twice in an essay?

According to the APA 7th edition, on page 254, “it is considered overcitation to repeat the same citation in every sentence when the source and topic have not changed.” So generally, as long as the reader can tell which source you are drawing on or responding to, you don’t need to keep adding citations.

How do you quote something that is already quoted?

How to Quote a Quote. Rule: Use single quotation marks inside double quotation marks when you have a quotation within a quotation. Example: Bobbi told me, “Delia said, ‘This will never work.



What is the wrong way to use quotations?



There are many ways to go wrong with quotation marks. They are often used ironically: She ran around with a bunch of “intellectuals.” The quotation marks around “intellectuals” indicate that the writer believes that these are in fact so-called intellectuals, not real intellectuals at all.

How do you use quotes correctly?

Direct quotations involve incorporating another person’s exact words into your own writing. Quotation marks always come in pairs. Do not open a quotation and fail to close it at the end of the quoted material. Capitalize the first letter of a direct quote when the quoted material is a complete sentence.

What is the difference between single and double quotation marks?

General Usage Rules



In America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the general rule is that double quotes are used to denote direct speech. Single quotes are used to enclose a quote within a quote, a quote within a headline, or a title within a quote.

How do you punctuate back to back quotes?

Ending commas and periods



In American English,* the period and the comma always go inside the quotation marks, regardless of whether they were part of the original quotation. Let me repeat that for those in the back: put the commas and periods inside the quotation marks.

How do you cite multiple quotes in one sentence?

When you have two citations for the same author in one sentence, usually quotes from two different pages, you can combine them in one citation at the end of the sentence like this: (Ibsen 1700, 1704).

Do you have to cite the same source after every sentence?

Instead, when paraphrasing a key point in more than one sentence within a paragraph, cite the source in the first sentence in which it is relevant and do not repeat the citation in subsequent sentences as long as the source remains clear and unchanged.

How often do you cite the same source in a paragraph?

In order to make it clear that quoted or paraphrased information is not your own work, cite every quotation and every new instance of paraphrased information in your paragraphs.