Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2015     Views: 44

For clarity, footnotes should be as close to the item that requires further explanation as possible. That there is also a parenthetical reference does not prevent you from adding a footnote.  

Here is an example from the MLA Handbook (6.5.1)

Mabbie aligns herself with like figures (her “chocolate companions”) she will achieve a positive sense of self-reliance (“Mabbie on Mabbie to be”).1

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