In nearing the completion of a piece of writing, a question has come up. With the APA format for referencing, consider the following example in a single paragraph.
.... in the act of breathing (Person A, Person B, & Person C, 2019). Person A et al. (2019)....
Is this citation correct? I am aware that if the in-text citation appeared before that in parentheses:
e.g. Person A, Person B, and Person C (2019).... in the act of breathing (Person A et al., 2019)
then this would be considered an appropriate instance. But is my first example still correct?