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How to quote a book?

Asked by Lysa , Last updated: Sep 17, 2020

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Chris Kenway

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Chris Kenway
Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Sep 17, 2020

There are different ways that you can quote a book. You can decide on how you can quote it depending on the format that has been given to you.

For the basic way on how you can quote the book, these are the things that you can do:

• Enclose the sentences that you want to quote in “quotation marks.”

• You can then place the surname of the author plus the year when the book was published like this: (author, year)

• Just continue doing this for all of the quotes that you would like to place within the document that you are creating.

Once you are able to do all of these things, you will be able to quote books properly. Just make sure that you will follow the format that will be given to you.

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E. Barnes

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E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered Sep 03, 2020

There are instances when you would like to quote a book, but you do not know how you should do this properly. Quoting a book means that you are going to do in−text citations.

These are the steps that you have to take:

• Include the passage that you are quoting from a book.
• Place the last name of the author, then put the page number with the parentheses.
• For example, it would look like this: “Place direct quote here” (Samson, 1972)
• If in case the author’s name was not given, you can use the first words of the title of the book.
• Take note that placing quotation marks will always be important when you are quoting some quotes from books.

Just follow these tips, and for sure, you will be able to do quote passages correctly.



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Victoria Martian

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Victoria Martian, Blogger, B.com in Journalism, New York

Answered Aug 27, 2020

Whether in an article or a paper, using quotes from someone else can help make your argument stronger. If you are wanting to use quotes from someone else, below are the steps to do so.

• First, be clear on why you are using the quote and where you plan to incorporate it in your writing.

• Then, add it to your writing so it reads like a normal sentence

• If you are removing words from the quote, be sure to use ellipsis. If you are adding words, be sure to add brackets.

• Depending on the format of the paper or essay, be sure to use the proper citation, whether MLA or APA format.

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