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APA 6th Edition 

In order to better integrate your quotation into your text, you can change the capitalization of the first letter of the first word without indicating that you changed the text (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010, p. 172). As well, "the punctuation mark at the end of a sentence may be changed to fit the syntax" (p. 172), and "single quotation marks may be changed to double quotation marks and vice versa" (p. 172). All other changes should be noted; please refer to page 172 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010) for more information.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition 

In order to better integrate your quotation into your text, you can change the capitalization of the first letter of the first word without indicating that you changed the text (APA, 2020, p. 274). As well, "some punctuation marks at the end of a quotation may be changed to fit the syntax of the sentence in which the quotation appears, as long as meaning is not changed" (APA, 2020, p. 274). Finally, "single quotation marks may be changed to double quotation marks and vice versa" (APA, 2020, p. 274). All other changes should be noted; please refer to page 275 in the APA Style manual for more information.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000