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    #1

    Quote on quote - can u explain?

    What does "quote on quote" mean?

    Could you also show the meaning in context?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Quote on quote - can u explain?

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    What does "quote on quote" mean?

    Could you also show the meaning in context?

    Thanks.
    Why don't you give us an example sentence where it is used. I have never seen this used.

    Personally I think you have written it wrong. I think you mean "quote unquote"


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    Re: Quote on quote - can u explain?

    Do you mean quote in quote...?

    Something like:
    "We couldn't believe he said 'the room service was acceptable'," they said.


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    Re: Quote on quote - can u explain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Why don't you give us an example sentence where it is used. I have never seen this used.

    Personally I think you have written it wrong. I think you mean "quote unquote"
    Yeah, my mistake. It's 'quote-unquote' what I meant. I looked it up on the internet and now I know it means the same as "so called".

    Thanks very much.


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    Re: Quote on quote - can u explain?

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Yeah, my mistake. It's 'quote-unquote' what I meant. I looked it up on the internet and now I know it means the same as "so called".

    Thanks very much.
    Yes, it is usually used only in speaking English.

    I don't like John too much. He thinks he is a quote-unquote expert on relationships.

    If you were writing this, you would write it

    I don't like John too much. He thinks he is a "expert" on relationships.

    It is a way of showing sarcasm.

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