direct quote

This page is about the collocation direct quote

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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."
a) He said he was tired. b) He says he's tired. c) He said, "I'm tired."

Contributor: Matt Errey