Q. How can I indicate a spelling mistake in a quotation?

Add [sic] after the word that is spelled incorrectly in the quote.

Sic is a Latin term meaning “thus.” It is used to indicate that something incorrectly written is intentionally being left as it was in the original. Sic is usually italicized and always surrounded by brackets [ ] to indicate that it was not part of the original. Place [sic] right after the error.


  • Last Updated Apr 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Elham Abdallah

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