Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 1362

When a writer uses another source's exact words, he or she is using a quotation. Quotations that are 40 words or more from that original source should be formatted as block quotations.

Block quotations require specific indentation, punctuation, and format. See the Writing Center website for further examples and details of how to specifically format block quotations.


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