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This month’s workout, “Word Usage, Part 2,” again centers on section 5.220 of CMOS 16. Writing and editing are more efficient when you never have to look up biennial or dither over between and among.
Because the list of problematic words and phrases in section 5.220 is so long, we’re breaking it into parts for the workout series. Today’s quiz focuses specifically on words beginning with the letters b and c.
Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study those sections of the Manual before answering the questions. Take your time—this one is a little tricky!
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[Editor’s update: These styles have not changed in the 17th edition, although their section numbers may have changed.]
Note: Dictionaries and style guides sometimes disagree. These questions are designed to test knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, which prefers Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition. Other style guides may follow a different dictionary.
Chicago Style Workout 11: Word Usage, Part 2 (CMOS 5.220)
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