direct quote-- but its like steps of a program


do I have to put this in a paragraph as direct quote because it is over 40 words as well, these are steps that are used for a program from a website. hope this makes sense

See example:

When providing the services, BSFT is designed to (1) prevent, reduce, and /or treat adolescent behavior problems such as drug use, conduct problems, delinquency, sexually risk behavior, aggressive/violent behavior, and association with antisocial peers; (2) improve prosocial behaviors such as school attendance; and (3) improve family functioning, including effective parental leadership and management, positive parenting, and parental involvement with the child and his or her peers and school (SAMSHA, 2012).
asked Oct 30 '12 at 23:03 joshua flores New member

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There are two ways of handling quotations. Both require quotation marks. "In-line" quotations are placed within the flow of the general text. "Block quotations" are handled like a separate paragraph, but are indented on both sides.


Block quotations are used for longer quotes -- 40 words is just a rule of thumb. The real issue is one of style and design. When deciding which to use, consider legibility and readability. You want to make life easy for the reader.

link comment answered Oct 31 '12 at 03:49 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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