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What does embedding quotes mean?

Quotations from your sources should fit smoothly into your own sentences. This is called embedding or integrating quotations. Observe the difference between these sentences: It needs to be embedded into an existing sentence that is written in your own words.

Why do we use quotations in your write up?

Using quotations in essays helps to demonstrate your knowledge of the text, as well as providing solid evidence for your arguments. A quotation is the repetition of a group of words taken from a text by someone other than the original author.

How do you embed a quote into a sentence?

Integrating Quotations into SentencesIntroduce the quotation with a complete sentence and a colon. Use an introductory or explanatory phrase, but not a complete sentence, separated from the quotation with a comma. Make the quotation a part of your own sentence without any punctuation between your own words and the words you are quoting.

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