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I've found my answer in Section 6.06 of the manual: "Direct quotations must be accurate. Except as noted here and in sections 6.07 and 6.08, the quotation must follow the wording, spelling, and interior punctuation of the original source, even if the source is incorrect." Thanks anyway!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2017 on Using Serial Commas at APA Style 6th Edition Blog
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You have probably answered this, but I can't locate it. If quoted material does not use serial commas, should they be added? Here is an example: Survivors experienced “intense fear, horror and helplessness” (Tsujiuchi et al., 2016, p. 10). My first solution is just to leave the quotation as is, with no serial comma. If I should add the comma, how should I do it?
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Using Serial Commas at APA Style 6th Edition Blog
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I remember reading somewhere that although short prepositions are not capitalized, when the same words are part of two-word verbs, they are considered adverbs and are capitalized in title capitalization. The title I have is Switching in and to Critical Literacy in EFL. Would that be Switching In and To Critical Literacy in EFL (considering both in and to as the second parts of switch) or Switching In and to Critical Literacy in EFL (only in is an adverb and to is a preposition)? Thanks!
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Thanks for the good information, Chelsea. I'm copyediting our journal right now and can't find any rules for capitalization of quotes in titles. The title came from the author and editor as: “I didn’t know who is Canadian”: The Shift in Student Expectations During the Initial Stages of a Study Abroad Program Each member of the proofreading committee has a different idea about the case of the words in the quotation and no two of us agree. Is it “I didn’t know who is Canadian” or “I didn’t Know who is Canadian” or“I Didn’t Know who is Canadian” or something else? Thanks in advance for your help.
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