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    Question Formatting Question

    For my essay on grammar I am presenting an example sentence within it. In my paper I have written "Consider the book dedicated quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden" and the following sentence, which is my grammar example sentence, is "'To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Currently, I have it written as:
    "Consider the book dedication quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden:
    To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Is this correct or should I write this differently?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Formatting Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat93 View Post
    For my essay on grammar I am presenting an example sentence within it. In my paper I have written "Consider the book dedicated quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden" and the following sentence, which is my grammar example sentence, is "'To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Currently, I have it written as:
    "Consider the book dedication quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden:
    To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Is this correct or should I write this differently?

    Thank you very much.
    Your current sentence (with dedication) is much better than your first (with dedicated). You should look at your quotation marks. They don't make sense. May I assume your essay is about the Oxford comma (serial comma)?

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    Re: Formatting Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat93 View Post
    For my essay on grammar I am presenting an example sentence within it. In my paper I have written "Consider the book dedicated quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden" and the following sentence, which is my grammar example sentence, is "'To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Currently, I have it written as:
    "Consider the book dedication quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden:
    To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.'"

    Is this correct or should I write this differently?

    Thank you very much.
    Obviously it's difficult to quote properly for here when your question is about the quotes themselves (if it is), so you must assume the following to be quoted:

    Consider the book dedication quoted by Teresa Nielsen Hayden: "To my parents, Ayn Rand and God" (Hayden, 19xx).


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