Building Chicago-style strength
Today’s workout, “Abbreviations Overview,” centers on sections 10.1–10.10 of CMOS 16. (Subscribers to The Chicago Manual of Style Online may click through to the linked sections of the Manual. For a 30-day free trial of CMOS Online, click here.)
Remember: The workouts are all about Chicago! If you’re an expert in MLA, AP, or New York Times style, you might be surprised to find that your instincts don’t quite match Chicago’s. That doesn’t mean that your answer is necessarily “wrong”—it just means it isn’t Chicago style.
Note: In this discussion, as in the Manual, the word abbreviation may also refer to initialisms, acronyms, and contractions.
[Editor’s update: These styles did not change in the 17th edition, although their section numbers may have changed.]
Chicago Style Workout 3: Abbreviations Overview (CMOS 10.1–10.10)
Note: These questions are designed to test knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. Other style guides may have different rules and guidelines.
Photo: George Arents Collection, New York Public Library Digital Collections, Exercise 23: Wrist exercise, Accessed February 18, 2016.
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