When should you use direct quotations in your writing?
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Just so, what is an example of a direct quotation?
A direct quotation is a report of the exact words of an author or speaker and is placed inside quotation marks in a written work. For example, Dr. King said, "I have a dream."
Similarly, how do you use quotations in a sentence? Rule 1: Complete sentence: "quotation." (If you use a complete sentence to introduce a quotation, use a colon (:) just before the quotation.) Rule 2: Someone says, "quotation." (If the word just before the quotation is a verb indicating someone uttering the quoted words, use a comma.
Hereof, when should you quote and when should you paraphrase?
It is generally better to paraphrase than to quote. Quotations tend to stick out. They draw attention to themselves and away from your ideas, so keep them to a minimum, and keep them short. If you can quote a few words or a phrase instead of an entire sentence, do it.
What is an example of quotation?
An example of a quotation is when you take a passage from Shakespeare and repeat it as written without changing any of the words. An example of a quotation for a stock is the price of $24.56-$24.58.