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APA – Citing Sources

Tags: English

Quotations that include errors

If the quotation contains a spelling mistake, type it as it says but enter the word sic in italics in brackets: [sic] In this way, you show the reader that the spelling error comes from the original source.


  • Nowak (2019) wrote that “people have an obligation to care for there [sic] pets” (p. 52).

Example from APA Style: Quotations that include errors