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Which statement about brackets is true? I. Brackets often come in threes or fives. II. Brackets can indicate a change in verb tense. III. The phrase [sic] indicates an error in a quoted excerpt. II only II and III I and III I,II, and III

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Karen Wright on February 13, 2019

II and III.The brackets can indicate a change in the verb tense. The phrase [sic] indicates an error in the quoted passage. I is incorrect brackets should always come in pairs, so that the beginning and the end of what is in the brackets is clear. Often, when embedding a quotation in a sentence, the author must change the verb tense to make the embedded quote grammatically correct with the rest of the sentence. When you change any part of a budget is necessary to indicate that it has been altered by surrounding the change of the brackets. Also, if there is an error in the quoted fragment [sic] lets the reader know this error was made by the original author of the quote and not the author, that is the use of the quotation for the support.


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