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what does (sic) mean in a sentence

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According to Dictionary.com, when (sic) is used in a sentence it denotes that a word or phrase which may appear strange or incorrect has been written intentionally. It can also denote a direct quote and thus it is not a typographical error.

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The term (sic) is used when you quote something someone else said. In the exact same way it was said or written, even if it contains incorrect (or no longer used) spelling.

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Sic is used to show that something hasn't been changed from the way it appeared in the original source. It's used to point out things like spelling errors. You can learn more at http://www.ask.com/wiki/Sic.

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(Sic) refers to a grammatical error in a sentence that was left in tact by an editor. Generally, this is used when quoting a written passage in another body of writing.

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