How do you cite more than 4 lines in MLA?
For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented inch from the left margin while maintaining double-spacing.
How do you cite paraphrasing multiple sentences in MLA?
If my paraphrase consists of several sentences, should a citation for the original source appear after each sentence? No. The citation should appear only after the final sentence of the paraphrase.
How many sentences can you paraphrase before citing?
In paragraphs that contain one overall instance of paraphrased information, cite the source in the first sentence in which it is relevant and do not repeat the citation in subsequent sentences as long as the source remains clear and unchanged (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 254).
Do you have to cite when you paraphrase MLA?
When you write information or ideas from a source in your own words, cite the source by adding an in-text citation at the end of the paraphrased portion. Include a full in-text citation with the author name and page number (if there is one).