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Formating Block Quotations

  • Chicago/ Turabian
  • MLA
  • APA
  • AMA

Longer quotations are formatted as block quotes. Block quotes are continuously indented from the left margin the same distance as a paragraph indent. They are required with longer quotations, although what constitutes longer varies widely.

  1. MLA When the quotation runs to more than four lines in your paper
  2. APA Quotation of more than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines and omit the quotation marks
  3. Chicago  Quotes of a hundred words or more--or at least eight lines--are set off as a block quotation .
  4. Turabian Quotation of two or more sentences that runs to eight or more lines of text in a paper should be set off from the text in single-spacing and indented in its entirety . . . From the left margin

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