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Cite vs Site
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What's the difference? Which one is correct?


Definition: To quote or refer to (a source) as evidence or justification.

Usage: You should always cite your sources when writing a research paper.

Example sentences:
  • 1. She cited several studies to support her argument.
  • 2. The author cited numerous sources in his book.
  • 3. He failed to cite the original article in his research.

Definition: A location or place, especially with reference to its commercial or other significance.

Usage: The construction company is looking for a suitable site to build the new office building.

Example sentences:
  • 1. They chose a beautiful site for their wedding ceremony.
  • 2. The company purchased a large site for their new factory.
  • 3. The archaeological team discovered an ancient burial site.

Cite: to quote or refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement. Site: a place where a particular event or activity is occurring or has occurred. Sight: the ability to see; the faculty of vision.

Quizzes about "Cite" vs "Site"

Cite vs Site: 5 Quizzes

1. What is the correct spelling for 'Cite'?

2. What is the correct spelling for 'Site'?

3. What is the correct spelling for 'Sight'?

4. Which word means 'to quote or refer to as an example'?

5. Which word refers to a physical location or position?


  • What is Cite?

    Cite refers to the act of quoting or referencing a source.

  • What is Site?

    Site refers to a specific location or place.

  • What is Sight?

    Sight refers to the ability to see or the act of seeing.

  • How do you use Cite in a sentence?

    You should always cite your sources when writing a research paper.

  • Can you provide an example of Site?

    The construction site is located downtown.