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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
[sic] is often used to indicate that a mistake in a quotation, such as spelling, is to be attributed to the original author and not the user of the source.
Example: Kim told me in an email that she “decided to met [sic] the professor on Thursday.”
The [sic] in this sentence shows that the typo of “met” instead of “meet” belongs to the author of the quote, not the person quoting it.