Errors in Using Quotations

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… here’s another quick writing tip from one of my favorite sites

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5 Errors in Treating Quotations.

1. “When an attribution (“so and so said/wrote/agreed”) leads into the quotation without intervening punctuation; the quotation becomes part of a framing sentence, and the first word of the original quotation is not capitalized.

Original: Alfred North Whitehead wrote that “The best education is to be found in gaining the utmost information from the simplest apparatus.”
Better: “Alfred North Whitehead wrote that ‘the best education is to be found in gaining the utmost information from the simplest apparatus.’” Read More