I am currently writing a paper with APA formatting and relied on inline citations when referencing work that isn't mine. However, the feedback I received on sections with inline citations revolved around needing quotes to show what is my writing and what isn't. For example, I wrote:
While not a popular genre of music, it marked a shift in Japanese music: the government, while not attempting to erase traditional music, would create a new national music, one that mixed Western and Eastern influences, even if it meant classifying certain conventional styles of music as inappropriate or controversial (Ogawa, 1994, pp. 28-31).
I was under the impression that inline citations could be used for both paraphrasing and quotations, so I didn't think much of quoting the original source and used paraphrasing.
Is there a quotation requirement for inline citations? Off the top of my head, I know that direct quotes [ex."something being said" (Citation)] would require a quote, but I am not too sure about inline citations requiring them.