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direct quote

This page is about the collocation direct quote

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the exact words that a quoted person said or wrote

For example

  • If you're writing a direct quote, don't forget to use quotation marks.

  • Is that a direct quote, or are you repeating what she said in your own words?

Quick Quiz

Which includes a direct quote?

a. He said he was tired.

b. He says he's tired.

c. He said, "I'm tired."

Contributor: Matt Errey