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A direct quote is where you record the exact words that the person used.

For example:

  • Direct quote: Mary said, "The train has already left the station."
  • Indirect quote: Mary said that the train was already gone.
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When using direct quotations in your writing?

When using direct quotes in your writing, you should place quotations marks around the quote. Punctuation should also be inserted within the quotation marks.

Is a letter from a farmer written in the 1800s a primary source?

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When you are citing direct quotes in APA format do you use quotation marks?

Yes, when you are citing direct quotes in APA format you must use quotation marks.

Is writing a direct object?

If the word "writing" is used as a noun, then it can be a direct object. Without a complete sentence, "writing" is just a word. Example: He enjoys writing. (direct object of the verb "enjoys")

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