Can I quote in the middle of the sentence or the whole sentence? Quote some words in the middle of the sentence.

  • Do you mean quoting something from somewhere else in the middle of your sentence or quoting the middle of someone else's sentence? Apr 1, 2018 at 5:47

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Yes, it is common to quote things in the middle of a sentence.

At times, one does so to highlight a term being defined/described, such as:

1) In my kitchen, there is a machine called a "food processor", which chops up food into tiny pieces.

2) The "uvula" is that little organ that dangles in the back of your throat.

At other times, quotes can be used in the middle of a sentence to imply that the writer doesn't agree with the use of the term, or thinks that it's misleading, inaccurate, etc. This is called "scare quotes". Some examples would be:

1) He just punched you in the face. Some "friend" he is.

2) They call themselves the Department of "Defense", but what they really do is attack people in foreign countries.

Also, one can use quotes in the middle of a sentence when describing dialogue:

1) Alice said to her boss "Take this job and shove it!", and then walked out with her head held high.

2) I said "Can I use your phone for a minute?", and he let me borrow his cell phone.

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