This month’s workout, “Hyphens, Part 3b,” is the fourth (and last) segment on hyphenating compounds, taken from our famous hyphenation table at CMOS 17, paragraph 7.89, and in particular the second half of section 3, “Compounds Formed with Specific Terms.”
Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study the second half of paragraph 7.89, section 3, of the Manual before answering the questions. (Workout 22, “Hyphens, Part 3a” covered the first half of section 3.)
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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 23: Hyphens, Part 3b (CMOS 7.89)
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