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  1. #1
    Vifx Twokay
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    Quoting two sources with same last name

    I\'m writing an article in which two sources have the same last name. Normally I would only put a last name after a quote such as:

    \"I really love working on this project,\" says Smith.

    But what happens with two different Smiths? Do I give their full name each time? Please help.



  2. #2
    Stacy Copping
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    Re: Quoting two sources with same last name

    How about using initials?

    "I saw the alligator jump out of the water," says A. Smith.

    "I saw it too," replies B. Smith.

  3. #3
    Jeanne Gassman
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    Re: Quoting two sources with same last name

    In our newspaper they give the full name and reference parenthetically that there is no relation;

    Allen Smith says....

    But Sheila Smith (no relation to Allen Smith) feels that...

    Once that's established, you just continue, using the speakers' full names.

    Jeanne

  4. #4
    Rogue Mutt
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    Re: Quoting two sources with same last name

    I should go find my college textbook that has all that MLA vs. APA and such citation rules. You can probably find that stuff online if you Google it.

  5. #5
    Vifx Twokay
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    Re: Quoting two sources with same last name

    Thanks for the input, I went ahead and used their full names each time. I'll see what my editor thinks.

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