punctuation problem, what I'm doing wrong in this statement any help

0

Their mode of functioning, as inhibitors, are only by affecting the “neurotransmitters communication” between brain cells and this “action” results in a change of mood levels in a depressed patient (Mayo Clinic, 2014).

See example:

Their mode of functioning, as inhibitors, are only by affecting the "neurotransmitters communication" between brain cells and this "action" results in a change of mood levels in a depressed patient .
asked Mar 06 at 21:47 christine.iferi New member

1 answer


0

I can't imagine any reason to surround common terminology with quotation marks.   The citation implies that you are paraphrasing.  You are allowed to use words from the original quote in a paraphrased sentence.  If the string of words quoted are about five or more words, then you would use quotation marks around the whole phrase, but not just one or two words.

 

"Are" should be "is" in this sentence.  Their mood is

 

"Neurotransmitters" should be either singular (neurotransmitter communication) or possessive (neurotransmitter's communication) - not plural. 

link comment answered Mar 07 at 04:22 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Your answer


Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.