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    Exclamation to quote a part of a text

    If some one needs to quote a part of a text -of a book-, which of the below examples are correct?

    1.page 24, paragraph 5, 11th line.
    2. 11th line, paragraph 5, page 24.

    Is it okay to use cardinal an ordinal numbers together?

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    Default Re: to quote a part of a text

    I'd go for 'p 24, para 5' or 'p 24, line 11' I don't feel there is any particular need to write 'page' and 'paragraph' in full. I think that it is sufficient to give either the paragraph or the line. If I am citing a book, I normally give only the page (and year of publication) thus: Swan (2005.24)'

    Others may feel differently.

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    Default Re: to quote a part of a text

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I'd go for 'p 24, para 5' or 'p 24, line 11' I don't feel there is any particular need to write 'page' and 'paragraph' in full. I think that it is sufficient to give either the paragraph or the line. If I am citing a book, I normally give only the page (and year of publication) thus: Swan (2005.24)'

    Others may feel differently.
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