WOTW: quote

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triplo word of the week - quote

 

今週の #WOTW は ”quote” です. “Quote” is a verb and noun that has two meanings, one related to money and one related to books. Read on..

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The first meaning of the verb “quote” is to copy out or repeat words from a written text or speech that are by another person.

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- He quoted several passages from Shakespeare.

- I have quoted the parts of his speech I find interesting.

- We quoted directly what people said during interviews in our report.

- The document claims to be quoting the thoughts of an ancient Chinese warrior.

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Similarly, when you repeat a statement someone else made you are quoting them.

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- You can quote me on that!

- Witnesses were quoted as saying the heard gunfire.

- She is quoted as saying afterwards that “No one thinks the conference was successful”.

- I wasn’t taking notes, so I can’t quote exactly what he said.

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The other meaning of the verb “quote” is to tell someone how much something will cost to do.

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- The real estate agent is quoting a price of ¥200 million for that house.

- I didn’t know how much it was supposed to cost, and they quoted me an inflated price.

- They quoted a price of $8,000 to do the work.

- The website quotes a year’s subscription as $150.

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The nouns of quote have the same meaning as the verbs. The first means a copy of a text or speech, a quotation.

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- This is a quote from Shakespeare.

- The essay contains several quotes from famous poets.

- The quotes she included in her essay didn’t support her ideas at all.

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And the second meaning of the noun “quote” is a price for the cost of doing something.

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- We will send a quote for the renovation next week.

- They got quotes from ten different insurance companies.

- We gave them a quote for designing and maintaining their new website.

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発音は/kwəʊt/ です。

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