This month’s workout, “Hyphens, Part 2,” centers on CMOS 17, paragraph 7.89 (our famous hyphenation table), and in particular section 2, “Compounds according to Parts of Speech.”
Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study paragraph 7.89, section 2, of the Manual before answering the questions.
Hyphenation is tricky, so here are some tips:
- The examples in each question in this workout are either all correct or all incorrect.
- Although this workout is the first one based on the brand-new 17th edition of the Manual, the styles covered here remain the same as in the 16th edition.
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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 2 (CMOS 7.89)
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