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The following sentence keeps coming out as a misplelling. What am I doing wrong? Is it the way i Cited the paraphrase?

According to Patricia O'Connor, (O'Connor, 2003, para. 1) A good piece of writing is one that the reader does not have to struggle to understand.

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According to Patricia O'Connor, (O'Connor, 2003, para. 1) A good piece of writing is one that the reader does not have to struggle to understand.
asked Mar 19 '13 at 06:05 Maribel Pagkalinawan New member

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You didn’t mention which word it is reporting as misspelled.  Always check the spelling of names, as no spell checker can have every name in it.  Also, abbreviations may trigger the same flag. 

 

There are a few basic rules about capitalization that you need to remember.  The word “I” is always capitalized.  There are no exceptions.  The first word of a sentence is always capitalized, but only proper nouns should be capitalized in the middle of a sentence.  Other words, such as “cited” and “a” are not.

 

Your citation is not correct.  Check the style manual that your school requires for papers to determine exactly how to cite sources, as they do vary a bit.  I can give you some guidance on citations in general, though.  If you use the author’s name in the sentences (according to O’Connor), you don’t need to put the name again in parentheses.  Either just the year, or the year and paragraph, depending on the style guide.  If you don’t use the author’s name in the sentence, the reference (including the last name) goes at the end of the sentence.  The sentence’s punctuation should go after the parenthesis, whether it is the comma or the period.  

link comment answered Mar 19 '13 at 14:26 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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