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How do you quote an indirect source (source quoted in another source) when there are explanatory words within the indirect source and before it? Specifically in MLA style?

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@JohnSmithers - The question you point to doesn't specify MLA. but within it, this answer addresses this in MLA style. I'm closing this and I'll tag the older question with mla. –  Neil Fein Mar 28 '12 at 15:35
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Normally, you state the original author of the quotation. Then, you explicitly cite the source from where you took that quotation. For exemple:

[...] Cohn has demonstrated X, as stated in (Author that cite Cohn) [...]

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