Filling in the Blanks
From the blank page to the gaps between words, space is central to what writers and editors do every day. But just because space is empty doesn’t mean there’s nothing there.
Take this month’s quiz to test your knowledge of spaces and spacing—and to learn more about this invisible yet important aspect of writing, editing, and publishing.
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Note: Style guides sometimes disagree. Except for a few details that can be verified in standard dictionaries and encyclopedias and other readily available sources, the answers in this quiz rely on the information in the 17th edition of CMOS.
Chicago Style Workout 75: Spaces and Spacing
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