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Using other people's work word for word, without quotation marks

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Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. (from Collected Essays: George Orwell, 1961, p. 353)

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Plagiarized text

As George Orwell (1961, p. 353) once noted, current-day written English is full of bad habits which spread by imitation. And because if one gets rid of these bad habits one can think more clearly, it can be argued that the fight against them is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. So let the battle begin!

Comment on plagiarized text - All of the highlighted words below are Orwell’s own words and thus should be enclosed within quotation marks; because they are not, a reader has no way of knowing which words are Orwell’s and which are the writer’s, and the writer has thus committed plagiarism.

Plagiarized text with errors highlighted

As George Orwell (1961, p. 353) once noted, current-day written English is full of bad habits which spread by imitation. And because if one gets rid of these bad habits one can think more clearly, it can be argued that the fight against them is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. So let the battle begin!

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