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This paper is concerned with elucidating the syntactic characteristics of 'nilA-ta' and 'kAl-ta', which were representative quotation verbs used in Middle Korean and Modern Korean, respectively. In this study the quotation sentence is defined as the sentence conveying the thought of the speaker as well as the utterance, in which 'undeformed sentential complement clause' is the quoted sentence and quotation verb is used. The quotation sentence is structured into three types as follows: