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Which in-text citation is formatted correctly in MLA style?

Homer writes that Odysseus and his men “were left to groan and wait for morning.” (Homer, 218)
Homer writes “that Odysseus and his men were left to groan and wait for morning” (Homer: 218).
Homer writes that Odysseus and his men “were left to groan and wait for morning” (218).
Homer writes “that Odysseus and his men were left to groan and wait for morning” (218)

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  • i think the in-text  citation that is formatted correctly  in MLA style is :
    Homer writes that Odysseus and his men "were left to groan and wait for morning" (218)
    The other options have incorrect use of citations and bracket
  • The in-text citation which is formatted correctly in MLA style is:

    Homer writes that Odysseus and his men “were left to groan and wait for morning” (218).

    There are certain rules which are to be followed in citations. Punctuation in citations follow three important rules in MLA format. The quotation has to be enclosed within double inverted commas. The name of the author and exact page citation has to be noted after the quotation marks. After the parenthetical citation, punctuation marks like commas, periods and semicolons are added. If question marks, exclamation marks or full stop is a part of quoted line then they should also be enclosed within the quotation marks. If not, then after the parenthetical citation.

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