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that you have done so. Use an ellipsis of three dots ( ... ) to eliminate parts of
a source you do not wish to quote. For material omitted at the end of the sentence,
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You should take care not to distort the meaning of the original source when you use
Because socialization involves blocking "the child's natural urge to ... exercise
his own assimilative powers," Becker argues that all people grow up neurotic (58).