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copying of a few isolated sentences in this case constitute plagiarism?
Technically, yes. Plagiarism is "the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit" (On being a scientist, 2009: 15). The key word in this definition is 'appropriate.' Using a direct quote without enclosing the words in quotation marks and identifying the author constitutes plagiarism. Even if the original author is cited as a reference,