The UVic Writer's Guide

How To Fit Short Quotations Into Your Work

Short quotations in prose or verse should be included in your own sentence and should read so that they fit grammatically into it.

Like the room, Jane is "a discord in Gateshead-hall" (15), differing from the Reeds "in temperament, in capacity, [and] in propensities" (16).

In order to integrate quotations properly into your own prose, remember the following rules:

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