We have a question that has been unresolved for a few months. I have now found a section of a book (1-2 pages) which is excellently written and I wish to share as a possible answer. Am I allowed to just copy the whole section out and reference the source. I fear any attempt by me to paraphrase it will lose some crucial meaning.
Well... I can't imagine that a quote from a book (and a lengthy one at that) will really be an ideal answer. It's allowed to quote a passage from a book, sure, but at least add something to your answer. Like a summary or something in your own words.