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Integrating Quotes

Select the liveliest and best quotes for your stories. There are two kinds of quotes: full quotes and partial quotes.

Full quotes

  • Full quotes start a new paragraph
    • Wrong: Zaldivar said, “I love UHD. It’s a great place to learn.”
    • Right: “I love UHD,” Zaldivar said. “It’s a great place to learn.”

  • Surround a word or phrase from a source by quotation marks without the use of commas.
    • Example:
      Valentine’s Day “carries a romantic connotation” that makes “a lot of people uncomfortable and self-conscious.”

  • Use ellipses to indicate a deletion. Don’t use ellipses at the start or end of a quote.
    • Example 1
      “Resources are here to hold you and they’re here to guide you,” the letter states.
      “Resources are here to hold you and...guide you,” the letter states.
    • Example 2
      “....keep learning....,” she said.
      “Keep learning,” she said.

  • Always attribute quotes by including the subject or entity’s name after the quote and a brief description of how the quote was said.
    • Example:
      “The Dateline is the best student organization,” Assistant Editor Edward Saenz said.
      “The Dateline is the best student organization,” Assistant Editor Edward Saenz tweeted.

  • Use brackets for words or phrases needed to be changed as is the case with profanity or misspoken or omitted words from source.

For more guidance visit Quotes​ in the Writing Manual.

Last updated 4/25/2022 8:52 AM