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This month’s workout, “Personal Pronouns,” centers on sections 5.38–46 of CMOS 16. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study those sections of the Manual before answering the questions.
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[Editor’s update: Minor changes to the original post reflect changes in the 17th edition. Note too that section numbers may have changed in the new edition.]
Chicago Style Workout 8: Personal Pronouns (CMOS 5.38–46)
Note: The first five questions are true/false statements based on the guidelines at CMOS 5.38–46; the last five ask you to judge whether the grammar is correct.
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2 thoughts on “Chicago Style Workout 8: Personal Pronouns”
Although correct, Rupert and she sounds wrong to me. I like She and Rupert …Also, He and Taylor rather than Taylor and he.
I agree. I marked this correct, while thinking to myself those sentences would never get by me.
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