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Cite, Sight, and Site

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The verb cite means to mention or quote as an authority or example. The noun sight refers to something that is seen or the power or process of seeing. The noun site means a particular place.

Examples:

  • This style guide explains how to cite sources in a term paper.

  • "The sight of the stars makes me dream." (Vincent Van Gogh)


  • I'm still looking for a good quotations site on the web.

Practice:

(a) The National Palace stands on the _____ of Montezuma’s castle.

(b) Every student in the class _____ the same article.

(c) "Of all the senses, _____ must be the most delightful." (Helen Keller)

Answers to Practice Exercises

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