Good Citation Exercise

The following are all good citation techniques. Refer to this list if you’re ever in doubt about how to cite and briefly quote in the same short sentence.

  • Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
  • Daniel Flath claims, in “Boylan’s Folly,” that “boys can’t learn from women.”
  • In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
  • In “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
  • Daniel Flath thinks “boys can’t learn from women.” He makes this and other outrageous claims in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”
  • That “boys can’t learn from women” is one of the outrageous claims Daniel Flath makes in “Boylan’s Folly.”
  • “Boys can’t learn from women,” according to Daniel Flath in “Boylan’s Folly.”

Fix the errors in these citations by typing corrected versions into the Reply field below. Number your sentences 1, 2, and 3.

  1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
  2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
  3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

Write a new one of your own in the same Reply field. Number it 4.

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26 Responses to Good Citation Exercise

  1. tiger1comp says:

    1. Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath titled “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath states “boys can’t learn from women” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Good work, tiger, except that 4 needs a that. To incorporate the quoted material into the grammar of the sentence, you need to say: Daniel Flath states that “boys can’t learn . . . .

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  2. mandragon1comp says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath[,] claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says[,] “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath makes the claim that “Boysboys can’t learn from women” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  3. bloo1comp says:

    1. Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says in his essay, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” by Daniel Flath, it is said: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. That “boys can’t learn from women” is one of the claims made in “Boylan’s Folly” by Daniel Flath.

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    • bloo1comp says:

      Feedback if you please. Do these work?

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      • davidbdale says:

        They’re good, bloo. But 3 is a bad idea UNLESS someone other than Daniel Flath made the statement. Your version seems to indicate that Flath quoted somebody else, which could be true. If it is, you can use the passive said language (it is said). Otherwise, identify the speaker, like so:
        3. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath said: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  4. sparky1comp says:

    1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    2) In the Essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath States: “Boys can’t learn from women”.

    3) In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” it’s said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    4) Daniel Flath says “boys can’t learn from women” in his essay “Boylan’s Folly”

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    • sparky1comp says:

      4) Daniel Flath says “boys can’t learn from women” in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”

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      • davidbdale says:

        That version of 4 is good, sparky. As for the others:

        1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women.”

        2) In the Essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath states: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

        3) In the Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  5. bagofchips1comp says:

    1.) Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2.) The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath, claims that “boys can’t learn from women”.
    3.) In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4.) Daniel Flath makes the claim that “boys can’t learn from women” in his article “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Not quite, bagofchips:

      1.) Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      2.) The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      3.) In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  6. aspiretoinspire1comp says:

    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says: “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Danial Flath claims “boys can’t learn from women.” in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Not quite, aspiretoinspire:

      2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      3. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

      4. Daniel Flath claims that “boys can’t learn from women” in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  7. tobes1comp says:

    1. “Boylan’s Folly,” by Daniel Flath, states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    2. “Boys can’t learn from women,” Daniel Flath claimed in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

    3. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly,” by Daniel Flath, he said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  8. sionnain1comp says:

    1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath declares: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3) In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4) According to Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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    • sionnain1comp says:

      2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly,”Daniel Flath declares: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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      • davidbdale says:

        1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”

        2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, declares: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

        3) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

        4) According to “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boys can’t learn from women.” [This arrangement avoids the collision of quotation marks in the Folly,” “Boys version.]

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  9. max1comp says:

    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, said “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” it is said that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Not quite, max:

      1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

      3. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath said that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      4. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says that “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  10. rhett1comp says:

    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  11. vermster71comp says:

    1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly, “Daniel Flath says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath states: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3) In the essay by Daniel Flath called “Boylan’s Folly, “Boys can’t learn from women” is stated in it.
    4) Daniel Flath says “boys can’t learn from women” in his essay called “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly, “Daniel Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women.”

      2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, states: “Boys can’t learn from women.”

      3) In his essay “Boylan’s Folly, Daniel Flath stated, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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