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    Smile Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    As he left court, George was accompanied by glamorous blonde psychologist Susan George, who has been constantly at his side throughout the retrial.
    But as he celebrated his acquittal - and the prospect of 500,000 in compensation for the time he spent behind bars - the question remained: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando?
    The 37-year-old Crimewatch presenter was shot in the head on April 26, 1999 as she arrived at her home in Fulham, West London.
    In the year before George was arrested many theories emerged.
    Hello! Why is "cite" put after "who"? Thank you!

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Where did the story appear? Could you post a link to it?


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    Smile Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Where did the story appear? Could you post a link to it?

    Hello RonBee,

    It is a headline story from Daily Mail.

    Here's the URL link.

    Innocent: Barry George walks from court a free man cleared of murdering Jill Dando | Mail Online

    The paragraphs I quoted are below the second picture in the story.

    Thank you for your attention.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 02-Aug-2008 at 13:46. Reason: grammatical error

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    The paragraph I quoted is below the second picture of the story.
    Usually, when a writer types in <cite> it means there's a source to be added, later, once the writing is done.

    Our example,
    Ex: Who <cite> did kill Jill Dando?
    seems to suggest that the writer had a lead/source on some information about the real killer, but that that information didn't make it into the final draft.

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Hi Soup, thank you for your answer.

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    You're most welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    You're most welcome.

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    Thank you for the beautiful icon! O, Canada!
    Go China Go!
    Impossible is nothing.

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! Why is "cite" put after "who"? Thank you!
    It looks to me like a slip in the HTML coding. Or, if there's no <cite> tag in HTML - I forget - a slip in the XML coding: It should be 'Who <cite>did</cite> kill Jill Dando?', with the tagging make the "did" appear in a different (possibly italic) font.

    Or - I've just noticed - Soup's lower-tech explanation is equally plausible.

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    Re: Who <cite>did kill Jill Dando

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It looks to me like a slip in the HTML coding. Or, if there's no <cite> tag in HTML - I forget - a slip in the XML coding: It should be 'Who <cite>did</cite> kill Jill Dando?', with the tagging make the "did" appear in a different (possibly italic) font.
    Teach me. Why <cite> and not <italics>?

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