do you need a comma if?

you say

Mark Smith explains, "people are mean" (789).

or would you say

Mark Smith explains "people are mean" (789).

Update:

(the # is the page number)

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Mark Smith explains, "People are mean"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mark Smith explains, "People are mean"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not sure what the 798 is, but the second one is correct w/o the comma.

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  • guru
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Add that comma

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  • 1 decade ago

    the first one is correct

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  • 1 decade ago

    comma!

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