Q. Can a quote be put in a conclusion?


Consider the following questions to decide if a quote will work well in the conclusion: 

--Is the quote further evidence for the argument?

        If so, then it might belong in the body of the paper.

--Is it an interesting and attention-grabbing quote that is more for style than for evidence?

        Perhaps it would be better suited to the introduction rather than the conclusion. 

There is not a clear cut Yes or No answer, however, two online example APA papers do not show a quote in the conclusion:

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  • Last Updated Nov 07, 2019
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