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Block Quotations 

Block Quotations


Cheryl Iverson

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Block Quotations

If material quoted from texts or speeches is longer than 4 lines of text, the material should be set off in a block, ie, in reduced type and without the quotation marks. Paragraph indents are generally not used unless the quoted material is known to begin a paragraph. Space is often added both above and below these longer quotations.

If the block quotation appears in a section to be set in reduced type, do not reduce the type size of the quoted material further.

If another quotation appears within a block quote, use double quotation marks around the contained quotation, rather than setting off in blocks, regardless of the length.

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