On your mark!
This month’s workout, “Possessives,” centers on section 7.15–28 of CMOS 16. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study those sections of the Manual before answering the questions.
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.
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[Editor’s update: These styles have not changed in the 17th edition, although their section numbers may have changed.]
Note: These questions are designed to test knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. Other style guides may have different rules and guidelines. All ten questions this month are true/false.
Chicago Style Workout 10: Possessives (CMOS 7.15–28)
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