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How do you parenthetically cite multiple pages?

How do you parenthetically cite multiple pages?

On the other hand, if you are directly quoting or borrowing from another work, you should include the page number at the end of the parenthetical citation. Use the abbreviation p. (for one page) or pp. (for multiple pages) before listing the page number(s).

How do you cite more than 3 sentences?

For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented inch from the left margin while maintaining double-spacing.

Can I put a question mark before a colon?

There is nothing wrong with using a question mark followed by a colon.

Do you use a colon when asking a question?

A colon is correctly used only when it follows a complete thought; it serves as a traffic sign noting that what follows is a definition, expansion, or explanation. The question in question is none of these — it’s just a question, and to precede it with a colon (or a comma) implies that it’s the only existing question.

Do you use a colon or semicolon before a question?

A single question contained in a sentence can also be preceded by a colon as long as the word before the question is not a verb.

Do you use a colon before a list of two things?

Use a colon before a list when the list is preceded by a complete independent clause. Use a colon to introduce an item or list, if the list comes after a complete sentence or independent clause. For example: There are three things every dog needs: food, water, and healthcare.

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