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Each of the statements contains at least one error in rules for correct and effective citations. Identify the error or errors.

1. A 1978 report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said artificial sweeteners cause cancer in humans.

2. In a recent interview, Dr.Howard Smith said the prevention of heart disease needs to begin early in life, because by age 50, the damage has already been done.

3. According to ILOVEENGLAND.com, most British residents oppose the Euro dollar and would like to see a return to the English pound.

4. According to an article in The New York Times, more than 500,000 Americans have home security systems.

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1. A 1978 report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said artificial sweeteners cause cancer in humans.
Error 1: No quotation marks around the quote from the report

2. In a recent interview, Dr.Howard Smith said the prevention of heart disease needs to begin early in life, because by age 50, the damage has already been done.
Error: If this is a direct quote by Dr. Howard Smith, there should be two quotation marks around his words as well as parentheses with the doctor's last name and year.

3. According to ILOVEENGLAND.com, most British residents oppose the Euro ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines statements which contain one error in rules for correct and effective citations. The errors are identified.

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