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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Sight vs. Site vs. Cite

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, let's discuss the difference between Sight, Site, and Cite. Do you know when to use each one?

Most of you might be saying, "Why, yes, I do!" But for others, it's not that easy.

Sight, Site, and Cite are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.

Let's clear up any lingering confusion.

Sight refers to our ability to see or observe someone or something.

* You are a sight for sore eyes.

* He paused at the sight of his beautiful bride.

* No one was in sight.

Site refers to a location. It can also be short for website.

* Show up at the site at noon.

* That construction site is dangerous.

* This is a perfect site for the new hotel.

Cite is short for citation. It means to quote or give credit.

* Please cite your sources correctly.

* He cited evidence to the contrary.

* Your paper should cite at least three sources.

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