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Lesson 43: More Common Mistakes

 

This pronoun doesn't match its antecedent. In other words, this sentence is something like. "Jamaica is great. Their food is delicious."

 

Countries are not people.

 

A block quote, as you know, is set apart from the rest of your text by a larger margin. Use the following checklist to make sure your block quote is formatted correctly.

Lesson Steps

 
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Block quotes should be indented 1" from the left margin. Here is how you do it:

  • Select your block quote.
  • Look for the ruler bar at the top of your document. You will see a little rectangle and below the little rectangle you will see an upside-down triangle. Grab the triangle with your mouse and slide it over to the 1" mark.
2. Block quotes do NOT get put in quotation marks.
3. Block quotes get an even left margin. (Do not indent the first line of a block quote more than the rest of the block quote).  
  The parenthetical citation at the end of the block quote comes after the final punctuation (the final period). This is the opposite of an in-text parenthetical citation, which comes before the final period).  
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Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.