Books needs to be read as deliberately and reservedly while they were written.

Books needs to be read as deliberately and reservedly while they were written.

If you are deleting entire sentences of a paragraph before continuing a quotation, add one additional period and place the ellipsis after the last word you are quoting, so that you have four in all if you are deleting the end of a quoted sentence, or:

In the event that you begin your quotation of an author in the center of a sentence, you want not indicate deleted words with an ellipsis. Be certain, however, that the syntax of the quotation fits smoothly aided by the syntax of one’s sentence:

Reading “is a noble exercise,” writes Henry David Thoreau.

Using Brackets

Use square brackets when you need to add or substitute words in a quoted sentence. The brackets indicate to your reader a word or phrase that will not come in the original passage but that you’ve got inserted in order to prevent confusion. As an example, when a pronoun’s antecedent will be unclear to readers, delete the pronoun from the sentence and substitute an word that is identifying phrase in brackets.

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