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For the EE I used a book which was published in 2008. In the "References" section I correctly wrote it was published in 2008. I have 3 in-text citations referring to this book. For one of them, I correctly wrote (author, 2008, p. number). But for the other two, I accidentally wrote (author, 2010, p. number), although the correct date of the book is 2008. Is this likely to cause me a big issue?

Edit: There is no version of this book published in 2010, which shows that I did not mean a different book. I think this also shows that I just confused the dates and made an honest mistake (which I did). I don't think anyone will notice, but even if they do, I don't think they will accuse me of anything.

Edit 2: My school doesn't let me change anything anymore in the EE.

Edit 3: If someone opens the 2008 book on the page I provided in the citation, they will find that on that page of the 2008 book is the thing that I cited.

Can anyone say for (almost) certain if there'll be an issue?


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