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As a verb, to quote means “to repeat or copy the words of another.”

The word quotation is the noun form.

Many writers use the short word quote as a noun. Though improper, the usage is gaining ground.

Example: Shakespeare is often quoted, but perhaps his most famous quotation—“All the world’s a stage”—is from “As You Like It,” one of his lesser-known plays,

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