This month’s workout, “Hyphens, Part 1,” centers on CMOS 16, paragraph 7.85, section 1, of our famous hyphenation table, “Compounds according to Category.” We’re calling this workout “part 1” because hyphens are a vast topic, destined to confound us in many ways and certainly worth a series of workouts.
Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study paragraph 7.85, section 1, of the Manual before answering the questions.
This one is so tricky that the takers deserve a tip: within each question, the examples are either all correct or all incorrect.
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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 17: Hyphens, Part 1 (CMOS 7.85)
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