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In quoting copy from an old newspaper, I want to use the original text-- including misspelled words. How do I keep the original misspelled words intact, while indicating that it has been quoted accurately?
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Yes. Use [sic] immediately after the misspelled word.

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Hi,

In quoting copy from an old newspaper, I want to use the original text-- including misspelled words. How do I keep the original misspelled words intact, while indicating that it has been quoted accurately?

You could simply put the text in quotes, or in italics.

Another approach is, after an odd or misspelled word or phrase, to insert the word 'sic', usually in brackets. It means 'thus', ie 'this is how the original was written'. eg He said in the resume he sent me that he had an excellent edercation (sic).

Best wishes, Clive
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CliveHi,

In quoting copy from an old newspaper, I want to use the original text-- including misspelled words. How do I keep the original misspelled words intact, while indicating that it has been quoted accurately?

You could simply put the text in quotes, or in italics.

Another approach is, after an odd or misspelled word or phrase, to insert the word 'sic', usually in brackets. It means 'thus', ie 'this is how the original was written'. eg He said in the resume he sent me that he had an excellent edercation (sic).

Best wishes, Clive

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