Quote vs Quotation
There are a few pairs of words in English language having similar meanings, and people make use of these words almost interchangeably. One such pair is quote and quotation and most people remain confused which of the two words to use in a particular situation. This article attempts to highlight the features and meanings of both words to clear all doubts regarding their usage.
If you are asked by your teacher, to use a quote in the essay that you have been asked to write about nationalism, you are confused whether to use a quote or a quotation, as you believe it is quotation that is the appropriate word. Let us find out the correct word.
Quote is a verb that refers to the act of repeating the same words, which have been used by someone earlier, acknowledging the source of words. It is also used in situations when vendors provide a cost or estimate for their services to the customer. Take a look at following examples.
• Sunny provided his details on the website to get a quote for his insurance premium.
• I was so impressed by what was written in the book that I decided to quote it verbatim in my speech, in the function.
It is a set of words that is repeated as it is in another book or speech. Quotation is used as a noun. It is also used in business, to act as a statement of current price levels of a share or a commodity.
What is the difference between Quote and Quotation?
• The one significant difference between a quote and a quotation is that quote is a verb while quotation is a noun. So whenever you use a quotation, you can say that you quote a quotation.
• You quote a famous one liner which is talked of as a quotation.
• Quoting requires acknowledging the source of the quotation.
• When you ask for a quote, you are asking for an estimate for the services of a vendor for a particular task.