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How can I introduce and cite a paraphrased idea?

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Correctly citing and introducing a paraphrased idea is an essential step in avoiding plagiarism. It is also a way that you can make your essays flow more smoothly and naturally while still giving credit to your sources. Often the key to paraphrase is the use of grammatical constructions known as indirect discourse. Imagine that your original quotation was:

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