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Run In Quotations


A run-in quotation is one that is simply inserted within the text of your paper, enclosed by quotation marks. Use run-in quotations for short quotations; CMS considers quotations of less than 100 words as short.



Block Quotations


CMS considers quotations of 100 words or more as long quotations. When you quote a long passage in your paper, format it as a block quotation:

  • Start on a new line
  • Indent 1/2" from the left margin
  • Do not enclose in quotation marks



Quotations in Sample Paper

The image below shows an example for

  • Short quotation "Run-in"
  • Long quotation "Block"


Chicago Style: Quotations



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