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Which of the following types of edits to direct quotes is inappropriate? (5 points) using brackets to add clarifying text leaving out text with an ellipsis indicating errors in the original correcting errors in the quote
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The following is the type of editing to guide inappropriate quotations:
Corrected errors in quotation.
If it is a direct quotation, it is thought to be as true as possible, that is, the essence of what that particular person said must be maintained, and that includes not only what has been said, but also how it has been said- errors and all.
Eg: Let’s say you like Joker (played by Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”) and you write:
As Joker said: “Why are you so serious?”
In the example above, the essence of the original quote was lost, as the verb and the subject were omitted (Why so serious?) Which gave the classical quotation the mysterious heap. So it’s best to keep it as it really is:
As Joker said: “Why be so serious?”
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