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Old 05-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Susie View Post
Well, this is for the newsletter I do at work. First the article I'm using comes from a publication that is there for the purpose of passing on to our readers. I'm putting in an article, but it will be more clear for our purposes if I change the wording "Our district participates in scheduling" to "our groups participate..."
Ah. I get it.

This would be an issue of avoiding confusion or ambiguity, I think. One approach would be to write what you want before beginning the quoted part:

Our groups participate “in scheduling …” and so on.

If that is too cumbersome, consider not quoting at all — just say the same thing your way. Quotes are important when misquoting might cause a problem, but ordinary statements of fact do not usually need to be quoted at all. You can always say something like “The king wants us to tell you that blah, blah, blah” and avoid quoting anything.

Any help?

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