What Is the Difference between a Direct Quote and a Paraphrase?

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The difference in a direct quote and paraphrasing is the wording. A direct quote is repeating exactly what was said. Paraphrasing is repeating the gist of what was said but not using the exact words.
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Both types of advance directives are intended to create a legal record of an individual's opinions on end-of-life treatment at a time when the individual is of sound mind and body
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Timna, You pretty much said it all! A direct quote uses " . " marks before and after the quote to indicate that this is exactly as stated. There is a comma after the quote
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A paraphrase focuses on writing on a passage in your own
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Nothing, really. Double quotes are used almost exclusively in America when making a direct quotation, whereas single quotes tend to be used in 'scare quotes' in informal American
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