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

Books needs to be read as deliberately and reservedly as 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:

You need not indicate deleted words with an ellipsis if you begin your quotation of an author in the middle of a sentence. Be sure, however, that the syntax of this quotation fits smoothly aided by the syntax of your sentence:

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

Using Brackets

Use square brackets whenever you want 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 passage that is original that you have got inserted in order to prevent confusion. For instance, 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. Continue reading “Books needs to be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”