Surfing the Internet, I found the following question. Please take a look.

Which of the following sentences has a word-choice error?
A. He introduced a quote from Faulkner.
B. There is no trickery here.
C. both[A]and
D. neither[A]nor

The answer, they say, is A. Does A sound awkward? If it does, indeed, how would you change it?

I get those beer mugs all the time, Ko. They always make one's 'point B' look slightly frivolous.

I wonder whether the person who set the question wanted you to use 'quotation' instead, e.g.

'He introduced a quotation from Faulkner [into the conversation].'

Or was it the verb 'introduced'?

'He repeated a quote from Faulkner.'


The Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary are against the use of "quote" for "quotation", 85% to 15%. I suspect that was the error. Emotion: smile
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Faces represent A, and beer mugs represent B.
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