posted by Kimmy .
This is a homework question, but one I have been curious about since I could pick up a book. Why are there brackets around random words in a quote?
For example on book reviews there are brackets around one or a few words and I can't understand why.
Those are words that are inserted into the quote to make it read correctly when taken out of context.
"[You] come here."
When in fact, I point my finger at him, and said "come here".
look at the section titled Adding information to a quote