In school, I was taught that the in-text MLA citations should always be at the end of the sentence, even when the quote itself is located in the middle of a sentence. I was looking at the Purdue OWL website and noticed that it says to put the author and page number right after a quote, even if the quote is in the middle of the sentence.
They say this is correct:
According to some, dreams express "profound aspects of personality" (Foulkes 184), though others disagree.
I was always taught the citation should look like this:
According to some, dreams express "profound aspects of personality," though others disagree (Foulkes 184).
Was there a change within the past few years that makes the former acceptable? Are both citations still considered valid?