- To infer is to make a guess about a text based on what you have read. An inference is an idea that is drawn from a text. It is based on the details found in a text, but it is not something that is directly stated.
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- When quoting something that is directly said in a text, you should use text quotes. This helps the reader know that you are repeating the author’s words and not your own.
What you infer about the text must be supported by the details in the text. To make an inference:
- Look for clues in a text
- Figure out what the author does directly not tell you
- Identify the clues that help you make the inference