Footnotes and Quotes


My research paper is supposed to have footnotes. Do I still use quotations with the footnotes?

asked May 03 '13 at 12:33 Kimberly Mcknight New member

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You should use quotes when you are taking text from your source word for word. If you are paraphrasing what the source states, then quotes aren't needed.

link comment answered May 03 '13 at 19:17 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Yes, always. As Lewis said, when you are quoting someone, you must use quotation marks. The citation (or footnote) only tells the reader where you found the information, not whether it is a direct quote or paraphrase.

link comment answered May 03 '13 at 19:50 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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