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    meaning of single or double space

    Hi, everyone.

    I met some sentences talking about the usage of 'block quotation', but I don't know their meaning.

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    Single space or double space within the block quotation, depending on the style guidelines of your discipline (MLA, CSE, APA, Chicago, etc.).
    (From: Quotations)
    What's the meaning of "single space" and "double space"?

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    Maintain double spacing as in the main text, and do not use quotation marks for the block quotation.
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    What's the meaning of "double spacing"?

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    Also, in parenthetical documentation (see the Guide to Writing Research Papers), the period comes after the parenthetical citation which comes after the quotation mark" (Darling 553).
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    Can you show me an example?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hi, everyone.

    I met some sentences talking about the usage of 'block quotation', but I don't know their meaning.

    1
    Single space or double space within the block quotation, depending on the style guidelines of your discipline (MLA, CSE, APA, Chicago, etc.).
    (From: Quotations)
    What's the meaning of "single space" and "double space"?

    2
    Maintain double spacing as in the main text, and do not use quotation marks for the block quotation.
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    What's the meaning of "double spacing"?

    3
    Also, in parenthetical documentation (see the Guide to Writing Research Papers), the period comes after the parenthetical citation which comes after the quotation mark" (Darling 553).
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    Can you show me an example?

    Thanks
    This sounds dreadfully familiar . . . .

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    Single space or double space within the block quotation, depending on the style guidelines of your discipline (MLA, CSE, APA, Chicago, etc.).
    (From: Quotations)
    What's the meaning of "single space" and "double space"?

    What you are reading now is single spaced. It means that there is no visible gap between the lines which are being written on the page. A book is single spaced.

    What you are reading now is double spaced. It means that one puts a

    blank line between the lines in the text. This is the way term papers and

    other manuscripts are prepared.


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    Maintain double spacing as in the main text, and do not use quotation marks for the block quotation.
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    What's the meaning of "double spacing"?

    Precisely as above. Most likely you are encountering this in a bibliographic format description which is using MLA. MLA loves to double space everything, to the point where it is at times impossible to tell what part of a paper is what.



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    Also, in parenthetical documentation (see the Guide to Writing Research Papers), the period comes after the parenthetical citation which comes after the quotation mark" (Darling 553).
    (From: Quotation Marks)
    Can you show me an example?


    It's a format I do not care for, but here is an example.

    It means that when someone quotes material, the quotation marks " " surround the quotation, but the punctuation follows the closing quotation mark.

    It looks like this:

    "The material being quoted is such that . . . ".

    It means that last period (full stop) is outside the quotation mark.

    I prefer it inside. However, different bibliographic citation methods call for different punctuation methods. You should read carefully the required format for whatever you are doing.

    Good luck!!

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