sic vs. sick – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Sic

Definition:

to incite an attack or intentionally so written (used in brackets after a copied or quoted word)

Examples:

Be careful or I will sic the dog on you.

VS.

Sick

Definition:

affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Examples:

gossip that makes one sick

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