How do you punctuate a quote within a quote?
The quote within the quote, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, is enclosed in single quotation marks. (The British convention is the opposite; the main quote would use single quotation marks and the quote within the quote would use double quotation marks.)
How do you quote a question in the middle of a sentence?
Punctuation Junction: Question Marks and Quotation MarksWhen the quotation itself is a question, put the question mark inside the quotation marks. When the sentence as a whole is a question, but the quoted material is not, put the question mark outside the quotation marks.
How do you start off a quote?
Introduce the quotation appropriately. Use the quote as a sentence predicate. The subject of the sentence will be the person who said the quote, and the verb will most likely be a synonym of “said.” For example, “Jane Smith said, ‘blah blah blah. ‘”
What does SIC mean in a quote?
sic erat scriptum
How do you use SIC after a quote?
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. Example: She wrote, “They made there [sic] beds.” Note: The correct sentence should have been, “They made their beds.”
What does SIC mean in social media?
Intentionally so written
Can you correct grammar in a quote?
When quoting text with a spelling or grammar error, you should transcribe the error exactly in your own text. However, also insert the term sic in italics directly after the mistake, and enclose it in brackets. Johnson says of the experience, “It’s made me reconsider the existence of extraterestials [sic].”