How to Embed Quotations Mister Connor’s Class
Each piece of quoted material in a paragraph must have the context and background for that quote.
Embedding quotations correctly helps quoted material flow naturally into your paragraph.
Example: While traveling on a bus, the author is  “H eart-filled, head-filled with glee”.
When written properly, the reader should not be able to hear where the quotation marks are when the sentence is read aloud.
A properly embedded quotation creates an invisible link from the background information to the quoted material.
Poor example:  This is shown by  “And he was no bit bigger”.
The last example does not make sense when read aloud.
Better example:  The writer demonstrates this in chapter two by saying, “And he was no bit bigger”.
You may need to miss out words in your quote so that the sentence is grammatically correct and is coherent.
When missing words out, replace them with “…”
Example:  George says ranch hands “are the loneliest guys in the world… they ain’t got nothing to look ahead to.”
How to create a good transition into a quotation:
1)  give background and context for the quote - what is happening, who is speaking
2)  only use the most important part of the quote. Don’t go on and on and on and on…
3) read your sentence aloud - can you “hear” the quotation marks?  You shouldn’t be able to.
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  1. 1. How to Embed Quotations Mister Connor’s Class
  2. 2. Each piece of quoted material in a paragraph must have the context and background for that quote.
  3. 3. Embedding quotations correctly helps quoted material flow naturally into your paragraph.
  4. 4. Example: While traveling on a bus, the author is “H eart-filled, head-filled with glee”.
  5. 5. When written properly, the reader should not be able to hear where the quotation marks are when the sentence is read aloud.
  6. 6. A properly embedded quotation creates an invisible link from the background information to the quoted material.
  7. 7. Poor example: This is shown by “And he was no bit bigger”.
  8. 8. The last example does not make sense when read aloud.
  9. 9. Better example: The writer demonstrates this in chapter two by saying, “And he was no bit bigger”.
  10. 10. You may need to miss out words in your quote so that the sentence is grammatically correct and is coherent.
  11. 11. When missing words out, replace them with “…”
  12. 12. Example: George says ranch hands “are the loneliest guys in the world… they ain’t got nothing to look ahead to.”
  13. 13. How to create a good transition into a quotation:
  14. 14. 1) give background and context for the quote - what is happening, who is speaking
  15. 15. 2) only use the most important part of the quote. Don’t go on and on and on and on…
  16. 16. 3) read your sentence aloud - can you “hear” the quotation marks? You shouldn’t be able to.

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