Today, in a historic first, the reclusive 110-year-old Chicago Manual of Style grants an interview to its youthful offspring, the online “Chicago Style Q&A,” which has been answering readers’ questions on behalf of the Manual since 1997.
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Today’s workout, “Abbreviations Overview,” centers on the information found in sections 10.1–10.10 of CMOS.
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Chicago Style Workout 2, “Commas with Introductory Words and Phrases,” centers on sections 6.35–6.39 of CMOS. Advanced editors might tackle the exercises cold; learners can study the related sections of the Manual before answering the questions.
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Quiz 2: Which is not Chicago style?
Which is not Chicago style?
Which word or phrase did not appear in CMOS 15?
Almost. Turabian is the student version of Chicago. It’s aimed at high school and college students . . .