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I'm writing a term paper for school. When I quote someone do I start the quote with caps or not?

I'm writing a term paper for school. When I quote someone do I start the quote with caps or not? Topic: I'm writing a term paper for school. When I quote someone do I start the quote with caps or not?
July 18, 2019 / By Lilac
Question: For instance, which would be correct? A) According to Sam, "Students should prepare in advance for exams." B) According to Sam, "students should prepare in advance for exams." Thanks for the help.
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Justice Justice | 5 days ago
When you quote, you cut and paste, so to speak. Quoting says that you are reproducing EXACTLY what was said or written. So, if it begins with caps, you use caps. If it begins with lower case, or if you're just quoting part of a sentence, you use what you see. B) According to Sam, "students should prepare in advance for exams." This is incorrect. Could Sam start a sentence with a lower case letter? Here, you're quoting a spoken phrase, and you use the same punctuation that you would use if you were writing the sentence.
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Justice Originally Answered: How do I start off an essay paper with a quote?
nooo...you would say "blahblahblah", as said by so and so teaches us that yaddy yadyy ya...all relating to your topic....for example.... "Fair is foul, and foul is fair", these were the famous words used by the witches in Macbeth. To what extent does that statement apply to us in the real world? .......... Always credit the person who wrote the quote in someway, or acknowledge its origin, also elaborate as to why your using it, you can do it in a very intriguing manner. goodluck=)
Justice Originally Answered: How do I start off an essay paper with a quote?
Well right a random fact about what your gonna be talking about in like a sentence or two then write your quote.

Gracie Gracie
is that the begining of the sentence? "students should...." if it isn't the beginging of the sentence in the quotation then dont capitalize it...if it is the begining capatalize it
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Devon Devon
A , a complete sentence within a parenthetical or bracketed expression unless you use an ellipses ; ( . . . and so they said .") Good luck ! :0)
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Devon Originally Answered: Can I start my essay/paper with a long quote for dramatic affect?
Can you use it? Yes. Should you use it? Maybe or maybe not. Obviously, the words struck a cord with you; however, if it has no significance to your essay, you should not use it. Even if it does have a significance, you run the risk of losing your reader before you get to your point by starting off with a long quote that may not mean the same thing to the reader as it does to you. Again, if it has a significance to the central point of your essay, I would use it in another place rather than at the beginning. Anything you do for a grade should consider the potential audience first and your feelings second. As to advising you on formatting and quotation style, I am not an expert on current requirement for essays. It has been too long since I have turned a paper in for a grade for me to be able to say which way is correct or better.

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