I. Format and Style
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D. Paragraph Structure (See Bluebook Rs. 5.1, 5.4)
New paragraphs should be indented one-half inch. The paragraph structure of an indented quotation of fifty or more words should be further indicated by further indenting the first line of each paragraph. Indent the first sentence of the first quoted paragraph, however, only if the first word of the quoted passage is also the first word of the original paragraph; if language at the beginning of the first paragraph is omitted, do not indent the first line and do not use an ellipsis. To indicate an omission at the beginning of subsequent paragraphs, insert and indent an ellipsis. Indicate the omission of one or more entire paragraphs by inserting and indenting four periods (". . . .") on a new line.