Citing Multiple paragraphs MLA

Had a quick question about how I should cite with multiple paragraphs (MLA). Here is how the text appears in the source (The Great Gatsby): ‘An Oxford man!’ He was incredulous. ‘Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.’ ‘Nevertheless he’s an Oxford man.’ ‘Oxford, New Mexico,’ snorted Tom contemptuously, ‘or something like that’. … Read more

Can’t make sense of a paragraph from Lovecraft

I decided to start reading some work of Lovecraft.  Reading The Beast in the Cave, I got stuck at the first paragraph I encountered: The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty. I was lost, completely, hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine … Read more

“it doesn’t – right?” sentence meaning

from podcast transcript WOOD: So one, when he has 45 minutes to get up on stage, I want people to pay close attention to the logical flow of his argument, to the evidence he’s providing, to the lack there of, right? I want people to see what kinds of questions make him backpedal, what kind … Read more

Short quotation over two paragraphs

If I am quoting two short consecutive sentences, but the first sentence is the last of a paragraph and the second sentence is the first sentence of the following paragraph, how do I show this? Must I use a block quote? Answer You have several options for dealing with the issue of combining sentences from … Read more

Is there a difference between the usage of “this” or “that” when referring back to an idea in the previous sentence?

In the following two sentences, is there any difference in what "this" or "that" would indicate about the previous sentence? Would one of them be less accurate than the other? We may run out of gasoline before the finish line. This would create a problem that isn’t easily resolved. We may run out of gasoline … Read more

The one sentence paper

So, I recently found this article detailing the peculiarities of a one sentence paragraph. One of the examples they gave of a one sentence paragraph at work was the preamble to the United States Constitution: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, … Read more

Wrote first letter of a specific course with capital letter in a paragraph, but marked as grammatically incorrect!

I have a quick question for you guys. In my resume, I wrote this: Repaired computers in the computer lab along with the instructor and team members, for current Hardware and Software course students, to do the practical exam. The instructor pointed out a grammatical error in “Hardware and Software”, and says to use the … Read more

Kindly explain the meaning of this sentence from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

He had one, brief glimpse of the stone Pensieve on the desk where he had left it, and then an earsplitting noise made him cry out, thinking of curses and returning Death Eaters and the rebirth of Voldemort — But it was applause. All around the walls, the headmasters and headmistresses of Hogwarts were giving … Read more

What does “Lizard in a ruin” mean in this Paragraph?

Paragraph (Taken from here): You can watch Piaf performing ‘La Foule’ on YouTube, in a recording of a concert in the Netherlands in December 1962. It is completely mesmerising. A journalist who saw her live in 1939 described her as ‘part wounded animal, part passionate woman’. There is no hint that the song had been … Read more