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I'm writing a paper for English and my professor crossed off the authors name in one of quotes for the citation of my rough draft as if it was suppose to be there. Something like

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (john 59)

and she crossed off john as if I wasn't suppose to include it and I was wondering what could possibly be the reason for why this would be considered wrong. I thought that you were always suppose to include the authors name in the citation but I guess your not suppose to in some cases. I'm writing a MLA paper.

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    If you include the author's name in the sentence itself, you don't need to include it in the citation also. See all examples and explanations in the first In-text Citation box here.

    Also, if you cite from the same source twice or more in succession, you need name the author in the first citation, but not the following ones.

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