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    cites?

    Hello Everyone,

    Why does the author use cites in the following paragraph? What does it mean? Can use say instead?


    The discovery gave a big boost to the nascent Green movement. Sir Jonathon Porritt cites the “deep and lasting effect” that Apollo had on “many environmentalists — including me”. Friends of the Earth was founded in the same year that man first walked on the Moon. The inaugural Earth Day happened a year later. Everyone seemed to agree with Michael Collins’s thought as he splashed back down into the Pacific with Armstrong and Aldrin: “Nice ocean you got here, planet Earth.”


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    Re: cites?

    If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, usually to support what you are saying. It's an appropriate word to use here. Yes, you could use a form of say (no...see my follow-up post below), but cite is arguably the better choice.

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    Last edited by dragn; 17-Sep-2009 at 05:18.

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    Re: cites?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, usually to support what you are saying. It's an appropriate word to use here. Yes, you could use a form of say, but cite is arguably the better choice.

    Greg
    I can't think of any form of say that would be grammatically correct there. (but I am a little sleepy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Why does the author use cites in the following paragraph? What does it mean? Can use say instead?


    The discovery gave a big boost to the nascent Green movement. Sir Jonathon Porritt cites the “deep and lasting effect” that Apollo had on “many environmentalists — including me”. Friends of the Earth was founded in the same year that man first walked on the Moon. The inaugural Earth Day happened a year later. Everyone seemed to agree with Michael Collins’s thought as he splashed back down into the Pacific with Armstrong and Aldrin: “Nice ocean you got here, planet Earth.”


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    You say or speak something which may not be connected with the topic.
    You cite something from a particular writer or written work as quotation, examples to support the matter of the topic. You can cite a poem written by Wordsworth. You never say or speak a poem. In the above text,“deep and lasting effect” that Apollo had on “many environmentalists — including me" is an extract from an expertly researched and elegantly written cultural history of the space age titled "Earthrise".


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    Re: cites?

    I can't think of any form of say that would be grammatically correct there. (but I am a little sleepy)
    No, I'm the one who is sleepy. On closer inspection, I see that say doesn't work here.

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    Re: cites?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    No, I'm the one who is sleepy. On closer inspection, I see that say doesn't work here.

    Greg
    Many thanks anyway!!

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    Re: cites?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    You say or speak something which may not be connected with the topic.
    You cite something from a particular writer or written work as quotation, examples to support the matter of the topic. You can cite a poem written by Wordsworth. You never say or speak a poem. In the above text,“deep and lasting effect” that Apollo had on “many environmentalists — including me" is an extract from an expertly researched and elegantly written cultural history of the space age titled "Earthrise".
    Could you tell me the link here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Could you tell me the link here?
    You can click here Earthrise or search on Yahoo.

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