Citing sources: Exercises

Exercise 7

Incorporate a quotation from Wray in the text at a suitable point. Decide on a suitable place to include the quotation. Make any changes necessary to the text.


The whole point of selecting a prefabricated string is to bypass analysis.

(A. Wray (1999). In a book Formulaic language and the lexicon, published in Cambridge by Cambridge University Press. This quotation is from page 408.)


Wray (1999) maintains that formulaic language benefits both comprehension and production, in part because such expressions appear to be stored and retrieved as holistic, unanalyzed chunks and thus contribute to economy of expression.

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