Answered By: Paul Lai
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2023     Views: 1556

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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