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    X noted, ' . . . ' or X noted:''. . . '' or X noted that '' . . .''

    Hello,

    1- . . . In his book Shakespeare and the Problems Plays, Risden noted, ''Shakespeare's plays are a rich source of genre as well as moral or ethical issues that invite deep study'' (p. X).

    2- . . . In his book Shakespeare and the Problems Plays, Risden noted: ''Shakespeare's plays are a rich source of genre as well as moral or ethical issues that invite deep study'' (p. X).

    3- . . . In his book Shakespeare and the Problems Plays, Risden noted that ''Shakespeare's plays are a rich source of genre as well as moral or ethical issues that invite deep study'' (p. X).

    I would like to ask which one is more proper to use?

    Thanks.

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    Re: X noted, ' . . . ' or X noted:''. . . '' or X noted that '' . . .''

    The first and second are fine. I wouldn't use the third because it is a direct quote.

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