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A Test of You Ability to Use MLA Style in Citing Sources.


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  • 1. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A scholarly book by Veronica A. Makowsky, published in Princeton by Princeton university press entitled Caroline Gordon: A Biography. 273 pages. 1992 publication date.  

    Correct Answer
    Makowsky, Veronica A. Caroline Gordon: A Biography. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992.
  • 2. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. An article in a scholarly journal published by Temple Univ Press in 1991. Author: James M. Hutchisson. Title = "The Making of Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt."  Volume 24. Number 1. Pages 24 to 31. Journal of Modern Literature.

    Correct Answer
    Hutchisson, James M. “The Making of Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt.” Journal of Modern Literature 24.1 (1991): 24-31.
  • 3. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A coauthored book: Jakobson, Roman, and Waugh, Linda R. The Sound Shape of Language. Indiana UP:  Bloomington, 1979. pages= 330.

    Correct Answer
    Jakobson, Roman, and Linda R. Waugh. The Sound Shape of Language. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 1979.
    Explanation
    The correct answer provides the proper bibliographical form for a coauthored book according to MLA style. It includes the names of both authors, the title of the book, the place of publication (Bloomington, IN), the publisher (Indiana UP), and the year of publication (1979). The information about the number of pages (330) is not necessary for the bibliographical entry.

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  • 4. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. Emily Toth, "In the Shadow of the First Biographer":  a scholarly essay published in SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL.  Vol. 5, 1985:  40-51.

    Correct Answer
    Toth, Emily. “In the Shadow of the First Biographer.” Southern Literary Journal 5 (1985): 40-51.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that it follows the proper format for a bibliographical entry in MLA style. The author's name is listed with the last name first, followed by the first name. The title of the essay is in quotation marks and capitalized properly. The name of the journal is italicized and capitalized properly. The volume number is included in parentheses, followed by the year of publication. The page numbers of the essay are listed at the end.

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  • 5. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A book by Hugh Kenner:  A Colder Eye: Modern Irish Writers, published in Oxford, England, by Oxford University Press in 1982.  226 pp.

    Correct Answer
    Kenner, Hugh. A Colder Eye: Modern Irish Writers. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1982.
  • 6. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. An edition of a work of literature:  Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage".  First published 1895.  Edited  by Fredson Bowers. Published 1975 by the UP of Virginia, 1975.  Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Correct Answer
    Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. 1895. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville, VA: UP of Virginia, 1975.
    Explanation
    The correct answer provides a properly formatted bibliographical entry for an edition of Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage." The entry includes the author's name (Stephen Crane), the title of the work ("The Red Badge of Courage"), the year of publication (1895), the name of the editor (Fredson Bowers), the location of the publisher (Charlottesville, VA), and the name of the publisher (UP of Virginia). The entry follows the current MLA style guidelines for a "Works Cited" page.

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  • 7. 

    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A novel by  Margaret Atwood:  The Handmaid's Tale.  Published in New York by Doubleday in 1985.

    Correct Answer
    Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. NY: Doubleday, 1985.
  • 8. 

    According to MLA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called

    • A.

      Bibliography

    • B.

      Works Cited

    • C.

      References

    • D.

      Sources used

    • E.

      List of references

    Correct Answer
    B. Works Cited
    Explanation
    According to MLA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called "Works Cited". This term is used to identify the section where you provide detailed information about the sources you have cited in your paper. It is important to follow the MLA guidelines for formatting and organizing the Works Cited page to ensure proper citation and acknowledgment of the sources used in your research.

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  • 9. 

    The references at the end of your paper should appear

    • A.

      In alphabetical order by authors’ surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film journal article, website, etc.).

    • B.

      Under separate subheadings according to type of source.

    • C.

      First under those with authors, then those without.

    • D.

      Numbered in the order in which they appear.

    Correct Answer
    A. In alphabetical order by authors’ surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film journal article, website, etc.).
    Explanation
    The references at the end of a paper should be arranged in alphabetical order either by authors' surname or by title if there is no author mentioned. This applies to all types of references, including books, films, journal articles, websites, etc. The order of arrangement should be irrespective of the type of source.

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  • 10. 

    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Tannen, Deborah. The Argument Culture. Toronto: Random House, 1998.

    • A.

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen 7).

    • B.

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (7).

    • C.

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (The Argument Culture 7).

    • D.

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen, 1998, p. 7).

    • E.

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen, p. 7).

    Correct Answer
    A. Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen 7).
    Explanation
    The correct parenthetical citation for this source is "Tannen 7" because it includes the author's last name and the page number where the quote can be found.

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  • 11. 

    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Keaveney, Susan. “When MTV Goes CEO.” Acting on      Words. Ed. David Brundage and Michael Lahey.      Toronto: Pearson, 2004. 99-103.

    • A.

      According to Keaveney (2004), “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (p. 103).

    • B.

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Keaveney, 103).

    • C.

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Brundage and Lahey 103).

    • D.

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (103).

    • E.

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Susan Keaveney, “When MTV Goes CEO,” 103).

    Correct Answer
    D. According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (103).
    Explanation
    According to the given source citation format, the correct parenthetical citation for this source is "According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (103)." This format includes the author's last name and the page number in parentheses.

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  • 12. 

    “Melanoma: low-dose chemobiotherapy is effective in treatment of metastatic melanoma.”Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week 19 Feb. 2006: 372. R. W. Weber’s work and a quotation from him are referred to in the above article, but the material has been taken from another source. Which of the following parenthetical citations is correct?

    • A.

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (qtd. in “Melanoma,” Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week 372).

    • B.

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (“Melanoma” 372).

    • C.

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (qtd. in “Melanoma” 372).

    • D.

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (as cited in “Melanoma,” 2006, p. 372).

    • E.

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (372).

    Correct Answer
    C. According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (qtd. in “Melanoma” 372).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "According to R. W. Weber, 'Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study' (qtd. in 'Melanoma' 372)." This is the correct parenthetical citation because it accurately attributes the quote to R. W. Weber and the source "Melanoma" without any additional information or unnecessary details.

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  • 13. 

    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. London: Routledge, 1989.

    • A.

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft et al. 15).

    • B.

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin 15).

    • C.

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths & Tiffin 15).

    • D.

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (The Empire Writes Back 15).

    • E.

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin, p.15).

    Correct Answer
    B. Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin 15).
    Explanation
    The correct parenthetical citation for this source is (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin 15). This citation includes the last names of all three authors and the page number where the information can be found.

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  • 14. 

    You have interviewed Shaun White, who won an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding at Turin. You interviewed him in person on Feb. 20, 2006. Which citation is correct?

    • A.

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (personal communication, February 20, 2006).

    • B.

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (White, Feb. 20, 2006).

    • C.

      In an interview, Shaun White says he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato.”

    • D.

      In an interview, Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (Use your surname here because you interviewed him).

    • E.

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (White and your surname, February 20, 2006).

    Correct Answer
    C. In an interview, Shaun White says he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato.”
    Explanation
    The correct citation is "In an interview, Shaun White says he is 'sick of being called The Flying Tomato.'" This is the correct answer because it follows the standard format for citing an interview, providing the necessary information about the source (Shaun White) and the medium (interview) in which the information was obtained. It does not include unnecessary details such as the specific date or the interviewer's surname, which are not required in this type of citation.

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  • 15. 

    You are using material from a newspaper article. There is no author given, but the title of the article is “Was Emerson lying to his constituents?,” published in the Edmonton Journal on Feb. 14, 2006, on p. A2. Which is the proper parenthetical citation for this paraphrase?

    • A.

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Anonymous A2).

    • B.

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Edmonton Journal, Feb. 14, 2006).

    • C.

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government. (a parenthetical citation is unnecessary for a paraphrase).

    • D.

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Emerson A2).

    • E.

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (“Was Emerson lying” A2).

    Correct Answer
    E. Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (“Was Emerson lying” A2).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (“Was Emerson lying” A2)." This answer is correct because it follows the proper format for a parenthetical citation, which includes the title of the article in quotation marks and the page number. The citation also accurately reflects the information provided in the question, which mentions the title of the article and the page number.

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  • 16. 

    In which sentence has the quotation been integrated the most successfully?

    • A.

      One of the ways that Baby Boomers and Gen Xers can get along in the workplace is to “[f]ac[e]” their problems “squarely” by looking at them as “issues” that consider differences in “cultur[es]” (Keaveney 103).

    • B.

      “Facing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity” will help managers from both generations work together (Keaveney 103).

    • C.

      By “[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity,” managers from both generations will be able to work together (Keaveney 103).

    • D.

      Managers from both generations will be able to find ways to work together by “[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity” (Keaveney 103).

    Correct Answer
    D. Managers from both generations will be able to find ways to work together by “[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity” (Keaveney 103).
    Explanation
    The sentence "Managers from both generations will be able to find ways to work together by '[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity'" has integrated the quotation the most successfully because it not only includes the exact wording of the quotation but also provides the necessary context for understanding its meaning. The sentence effectively conveys the idea that by addressing workplace issues as matters of cultural diversity, managers from different generations can collaborate effectively.

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  • 17. 

    Pretend that all the quotations are double-spaced, as they should be. Four periods were used in the ellipses because what follows the ellipses comes from a different sentence later in the paragraph. (Use three periods when removing one or more words from a single sentence).

    • A.

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that: A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness. (199)

    • B.

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that [a] healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness. (199)

    • C.

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that “A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the ‘missing link’ in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness.” (199)

    • D.

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that: “A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness” (199).

    Correct Answer
    B. In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that [a] healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness. (199)
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the correct use of punctuation, specifically the use of double quotation marks to indicate a direct quote and the use of ellipses to indicate the omission of words. Additionally, the answer maintains the correct formatting and spacing of the original text.

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  • 18. 

    The original quotation from Bob Simpson on a website reads “Although some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest.” Which is an unfair and misleading use of this quotation?

    • A.

      If we compare Italian cars, “some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [while] others name the Ferrari as the fastest” (Simpson).

    • B.

      Bob Simpson claims that “[a]lthough some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”

    • C.

      Bob Simpson claims that “the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [but] others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”

    • D.

      According to one race car driver, “[a]lthough some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest” (Simpson).

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Simpson claims that “the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [but] others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: Bob Simpson claims that “the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [but] others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”

    This statement is unfair and misleading because it presents a contradictory claim. Bob Simpson is stating that the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, but at the same time acknowledges that others name the Ferrari as the fastest. This creates confusion and uncertainty about which car is actually the fastest.

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  • 19. 

    The original quotation from Jeremy Black, a film critic, reads “This film can be said to be many things, but one of the things it is not is funny.” Which is fair use of this quotation?

    • A.

      Jeremy Black insists that “[t]his film…is not…funny.”

    • B.

      Jeremy Black claims that this movie is “many things…[including] funny.”

    • C.

      Jeremy Black has called the film “funny.”

    • D.

      Jeremy Black claims that “[t]his film can be said to be many things[;]…one of the things it is is funny.”

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeremy Black insists that “[t]his film…is not…funny.”
    Explanation
    Jeremy Black insists that "[t]his film...is not...funny." This is the fair use of the quotation because it accurately represents the original statement made by Jeremy Black. The other options either misrepresent or contradict the original statement by suggesting that Jeremy Black called the film funny or claimed that it is many things including funny.

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  • 20. 

    Which is the correct reference format for this article: The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate by J. Altman, B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. It was published in 1996 in Psychopharmacology, an online journal; ISSN 0033-3158, and Volume 125, Issue Number 4, pages 285 – 345.

    • A.

      “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” J. Altman, B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. Psychopharmacology, 1996, Volume 125, Issue Number 4 pages: 285 – 345.

    • B.

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.”Psychopharmacology. ISSN 0033-3158. Vol. 125.No. 4 (1996): 285 – 345.

    • C.

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, et al. (1996). “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology, an online journal. 125.4: 285 – 345.

    • D.

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology. ISSN 0033-3158. Vol. 125, 4 (1996): pp. 285 – 345.

    • E.

      Altman, J. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology 125.4 (1996): 285 – 345.

    Correct Answer
    E. Altman, J. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology 125.4 (1996): 285 – 345.
    Explanation
    The correct reference format for the article is Altman, J. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology 125.4 (1996): 285 – 345. This format includes the last name and initials of the first author followed by "et al." to indicate that there are additional authors. The title of the article is enclosed in quotation marks, and the name of the journal is italicized. The volume number, issue number, and page range are included in parentheses, and the year of publication is also provided.

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