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cite, sight, site (how confusing ?)

cite, sight, site (how confusing ?)

cite, sight, site (how confusing ?)

Several have frequently used the wrong sense or the wrong word of the group;
" cite, sight and site". All are pronounced the same.

 (Not all definitions are related here, only those which are pertinent to the engineering topics)

"cite" To refer to or quote a passage, book, article, writer, speech; or in law, to mention a citation.

"sight" Refers to vision; what we see.

"site" A place or location where something was, is or will be; a parcel of land for a specific purpose. 'Web site' is good example.

An example of "site work" - To provide all necessary information and services to prepare a site for building/use, whatever is to be built.

It includes boundary/location data and parcel identification, grading, demolition, elevation information, drainage, provision for gas, electricity, cable TV, telephone, sanitary sewer, water supply, vehicle access, parking, fencing, landscaping, and whatever else was needed for the purpose.

Buy a dictionary, keep it nearby and USE it. Webster's New World Dictionary of American English is recommended, and Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

RE: cite, sight, site (how confusing ?)

It's frustrating, particularly when "site" is used in place of "sight" by engineers who have spent 20 yrs in the business... arrrgghhhh!!!


RE: cite, sight, site (how confusing ?)

AMEN !!!

Buy a dictionary, keep it nearby and USE it. Webster's New World Dictionary of American English is recommended, and Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

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