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How To Use A Quotation From A Future President Of The Church?


Duncan

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Let's say you wanted to use a quotation from George Albert Smith from say 1919, would you say President George Albert Smith (even though he wasn't the President of the Church in 1919) or would you say Elder George Albert Smith (even though he later became President George Albert Smith) what would you use?

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Most people you would be addressing your remarks to would know he was a president of the Church, so using Elder George Albert Smith let's your audience know it was something he said before he was president.  

You could preface your quote by saying something like "here is a quote from then-Elder George Albert Smith"

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Use the title the speaker/writer at the time the passage quoted is uttered/written.  Those with ears to hear and hearts to understand will hear and understand.  Truth is truth, even if uttered or written by the devil himself. ;)

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Attribute the quote to "then member of the Quorum of the 12".  Like you would in describing the winning of a Medal of Honor to "then corporal John Smith" (who is now a sergeant).

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Let's say you wanted to use a quotation from George Albert Smith from say 1919, would you say President George Albert Smith (even though he wasn't the President of the Church in 1919) or would you say Elder George Albert Smith (even though he later became President George Albert Smith) what would you use?

Do titles really matter? Joseph was often called Brother Joseph or simply Joseph.

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