Punctuating lead-ins, quotes, and citations. . Punctuating Quotes. When you quote another writer's words, it's best to introduce the quote with a lead-in and finish with a citation.
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When you quote another writer's words, it's best to introduce the quote with a lead-in and finish with a citation.
Ex. While in the Underworld, Agamemnon tells Odysseus, “you will not be murdered by your wife, Odysseus. She is full of intelligence, and her heart is sound, your prudent and modest Penelopeia” (Homer 144).
Ex. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus, concerned about his wife Penelopeia, asks his mother, “Does she remain with the boy and keep all safe, or has she already married the best man who offered?” (137).