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Cite vs Sight vs Site


Cite vs Sight vs Site. The architect was cited the pun, “you must have the sight to find the perfect building site.” Cite ErrNET technology for proofreading!

Cite is to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority; summon (someone) to appear in a court of law.

Sight is the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; a thing that one sees or that can be seen.

Site is the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment; a website.

Cite, sight and site are all pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are often mixed up and misused in writing. To be certain you do not confuse and misuse these words in your writing, please use ErrNET copyediting technology to check your work!

Cite sentence examples:

As it turns out, they were in violation of copyright laws because they failed to cite the original author as the authority on the work.

The police officer decided to cite the driver for reckless driving, especially after he mouthed off.

William Shakespeare is likely cited more often than any other writer.

Sight sentence examples:

The explosion sent shrapnel in to the soldiers eyes and he ended up losing his sight.

It was such a beautiful sight to see all of the supporters at the fundraiser for cancer research.

The first-time hunter had the deer in sight through the scope on his rifle but decided not to shoot because he just could not kill such a beautiful animal.

The beautiful woman who walked in to the restaurant that night was a sight for sore eyes for every gentleman in the room.

Site sentence examples:

Unfortunately, they could not build their dream house on that particular site because of the contaminated soil.

The time, money, and effort that the company invested in their site payed off in spades because now they are receiving over one million new visitors per month.

The commercial real estate broker found the perfect site for the company to build their new world headquarters.


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