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    To conclude, ".....," states...


    Is it correct to conclude a paragraph with a quote and introduce it with "to conclude"?

    For example: To conclude, "...the quote..," states...


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    Re: To conclude, ".....," states...

    I'm not quite sure I get what you mean but I'm inclined to say no unless the entire piece was based on that quote, or if it has been mentioned before. I wouldn't introduce a new quote in the conclusion. Your conclusion should simply sum up what has already been said into a neat little package.

    If it's just a paragraph somewhere in the piece, then I don't see why you can't include a quote. However, I wouldn't start the final sentence of a paragraph with "To conclude" as that may cause confusion with the actual conclusion at the end.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Feb-2013 at 01:44.
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