Real Recommendations Only, Please
Most writers and editors know that it’s OK to (occasionally and judiciously) split an infinitive. We also know that, barring a more graceful alternative, a sentence-ending preposition is nothing to get upset about. But just because those old canards have lost most of their power to persuade doesn’t mean there aren’t others being needlessly followed or enforced.
Can you tell the difference between a CMOS recommendation and an impostor? Put your knowledge of Chicago style to the test by taking the quiz.
Note: Style guides sometimes disagree. The answers in this quiz rely on the information in the 17th edition of CMOS.
Chicago Style Workout 81: Rule or Canard?
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