Modifying direct quotes
Should I correct direct quotes, particularly quotes that are old and therfore different grammar was used?
I reply that it is not up to a writer, to attack the value of an expression that has been consecrated by use and that in my national language I have not been able to find a better name than Jew to designate those whom I wish to stigmatize."
If a quote has a misspelled word, and you are quite certain that it was just a typo, you usually can get away with correcting the spelling. Otherwise, if there is an obvious error, you can write [sic] after the error. This tells the reader that the error was from the original source, not from you.
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