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So I've written a quote from a book that has five authors e.g. "the sky is blue" (........)

How many authors do I put at the end in-text? Is it the main author et al then the date?
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So I've written a quote from a book that has five authors e.g. "the sky is blue" (........)

How many authors do I put at the end in-text? Is it the main author et al then the date?
In the in text citation, anything over 2 authors is "et al"- so Smith et al (2001) or (Smith et al, 2001). All authors should be included in the citation in your reference list/bibliography.
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If it's not a direct quotation, what would you put? E.g. Johnson and Pain observe that the sky is blue...
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In the in text citation, anything over 2 authors is "et al"- so Smith et al (2001) or (Smith et al, 2001). All authors should be included in the citation in your reference list/bibliography.
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If it's not a direct quotation, what would you put? E.g. Johnson and Pain observe that the sky is blue...
Johnson and Pain (2001) observe that...

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It has been observed that... (Johnson and Pain, 2001).

You indicate a direct quote with quotation marks, otherwise it's assumed not to be.
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