What qualifies as a quote?
quote / quotation To quote is to transcribe what someone said or wrote, crediting that person. Continue readingAs a verb, to quote means to repeat someone’s words, attributing them to their originator. When you write out a quote, you put the other person’s words in quotation marks (“Aha!”).
When should you quote a word?
Quotation marks around single words can occasionally be used for emphasis, but only when quoting a word or term someone else used. Usually, this implies that the author doesn’t agree with the use of the term. He said he was “working”; it looked to me like he was procrastinating.
What does a quote look like?
In the American system, periods and commas always go inside quotation marks (i.e., single AND double). Thus, sentences 1, 2, and 3 should look like this: The suspect told the arresting officer, “I was nowhere near the crime.”
How do you cite a famous quote?
If you can’t find the original citation information, then cite the document where you read the quote. For example, if you found a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson in a book of famous quotes, you would cite the book of famous quotes. Remember that citations give the reader enough information to find your sources.