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Incorporating quotes There are two ways to incorporate quotes: 1) Using a full quote 2) Using an embedded or integrated quote
Using a Full Quote When you incorporate a full quote, you should introduce the quote and then follow with a full sentence of quoted material: Example: Updike begins his story by writing, “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits” (340).
Using an Embedded Quote When you incorporate an embedded or integrated quote, you should introduce the quote and continue that same sentence with a partial sentence of quoted material woven in: Example: Updike’s narrator Sammy notices that “old McMahon [the butcher is] patting his mouth … sizing up their joints” (341).
Ellipsis and Capitalization (MLA) MLA states that you don’t need an ellipsis (the three dots) at the start of an embedded quote, nor do you need a comma, as you would with a full quote. You can start the quote with a lower case letter because it’s embedded into the larger sentence. Look at that example again: Example: Updike’s narrator Sammy notices that “old McMahon [the butcher is] patting his mouth … sizing up their joints” (341). Note that the quote is embedded into a DC that starts with the word “that.”
Practice Makes Perfect: Your 10,000 Hour Beginning Take this quote from Gladwell: “And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder” (39). Now strip out the phrase “And what’s more” and embed the quote with the sentence starter “Gladwell argues that”
And Another Gladwell (choose your intro) “Those three things—autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward—are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying” (149).