The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4137387
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Feb-22 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
In publishing quotes MLA and APA both give a word count - 40 words can be included in quote marks, longer than that should be a blockquote. I don't count the words often, I use just the blockquote because it is generally understood to be quoted material (and you don't use quote marks WITH blockquotes). Other style books give similar rules, but these are the two I work with most. The italics in the blockquote below are for emphasis of a quote within a quote (and I preferred italics to bold that was originally used.)