CMOS Q&A for July

Q. I am working with an author who insists on referring to a photo as “this 1950’s photo.” Is the apostrophe needed?

Q. My question is about where to place the footnote superscript in a bullet list. Do you put it before the colon that introduces the list, after the colon, or at the end of the list?

Q. Is it appropriate to treat “grinding media” as a singular noun?

Read the answers to these questions and more at the monthly CMOS Online Q&A.

 

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  1. In APA, we refer to an author’s views in past tense: “Smith argued. . . .” Past tense allows for the possibility that the author has changed her views. In MLA, we use present tense: “Smith argues . . . .” What tense is preferred with Chicago Style?

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