CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 60 http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0322.html Q. How do you cite a White Paper that was accessed online? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>How do you cite a White Paper that was accessed online?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:29:52 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0321.html Q. How would you create a footnote for an entry in the following specialized dictionary that has a single author? Aune, David E. The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. Would the footnote be 1. David E. Aune, The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric, s.v. “Pathos,” Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>How would you create a footnote for an entry in the following specialized dictionary that has a single author?</p> <p class="indent_Q_pt5in">Aune, David E. <em>The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric.</em> Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.</p> <p class="Q">Would the footnote be</p> <p class="indent_Q_pt5in">1. David E. Aune, <em>The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric</em>, s.v. &ldquo;Pathos,&rdquo; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:28:27 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Punctuation/faq0114.html Q. Hey, has the Manual of Style tackled this conundrum yet? In Ira Gershwin’s lyric I got plenty o’ nuttin’ and nuttin’s plenty for me shouldn’t the second line require a double apostrophe (nuttin’’s)? Wouldn’t a single apostrophe create massive confusion the world over? I pass over the question of the idiomatic usage of nutting for nothing. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>Hey, has the <em>Manual of Style</em> tackled this conundrum yet? In Ira Gershwin&rsquo;s lyric</p> <p class="indent_Q_pt5in" style="margin-left:0.5in">I got plenty o&rsquo; nuttin&rsquo;<br /> and nuttin&rsquo;s plenty for me</p> <p class="Q">shouldn&rsquo;t the second line require a double apostrophe (nuttin&rsquo;&rsquo;s)? Wouldn&rsquo;t a single apostrophe create massive confusion the world over? I pass over the question of the idiomatic usage of <em>nutting</em> for <em>nothing</em>.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:27:10 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ManuscriptPreparation/faq0185.html Q. In the June 2017 Q&A you state that when giving the ISBN number, the format may be identified as cloth, paper, or e-book. Does this imply that cloth is synonymous with hardcover? What if, like Hope and Crosby, a book is Morocco bound? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>In the June 2017 Q&amp;A you state that when giving the ISBN number, the format may be identified as cloth, paper, or e-book. Does this imply that <em>cloth</em> is synonymous with <em>hardcover</em>? What if, like Hope and Crosby, a book is Morocco bound?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:25:52 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/VerticalListsBullets/faq0016.html Q. Which of the following is correct to introduce a list? 1. My service includes: 2. My service includes Should the colon be used after the word “includes”? From my understanding, a colon should not be used after a verb (or a preposition). Also, the sentence “My service includes” is not a complete sentence by itself. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>Which of the following is correct to introduce a list?</p> <p class="indent_Q_pt5in">1. My service includes:<br /> 2. My service includes</p> <p class="Q">Should the colon be used after the word &ldquo;includes&rdquo;? From my understanding, a colon should not be used after a verb (or a preposition). Also, the sentence &ldquo;My service includes&rdquo; is not a complete sentence by itself.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:24:30 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0320.html Q. I have a student who is using a letter from our archives. The letter is still under the ownership of the author, but the author is probably no longer living. How can my student use Chicago style to create a citation for a letter from the archives when the name of the author is being redacted by the student due to privacy laws? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>I have a student who is using a letter from our archives. The letter is still under the ownership of the author, but the author is probably no longer living. How can my student use Chicago style to create a citation for a letter from the archives when the name of the author is being redacted by the student due to privacy laws?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:23:35 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Commas/faq0078.html Q. We are publishing plays, and the dialogue is sometimes written to convey sound as well as sense. The playwright has “August 25th, 1989.” Is there any guideline preventing us from including the comma after the ordinal? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>We are publishing plays, and the dialogue is sometimes written to convey sound as well as sense. The playwright has &ldquo;August 25th, 1989.&rdquo; Is there any guideline preventing us from including the comma after the ordinal?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:22:37 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Alphabetizing/faq0027.html Q. Are pallbearer names and honorary pallbearer names supposed to be alphabetized by last name in a funeral service program? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>Are pallbearer names and honorary pallbearer names supposed to be alphabetized by last name in a funeral service program?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:21:15 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ManuscriptPreparation/faq0184.html Q. I noticed that you always specify that the correct font for a typical subject is Roman. I never use Roman for anything. Normally I prefer Calibri. Would it be appropriate to follow the format of the subject in the Calibri font? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>I noticed that you always specify that the correct font for a typical subject is Roman. I never use Roman for anything. Normally I prefer Calibri. Would it be appropriate to follow the format of the subject in the Calibri font?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:20:15 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0323.html Q. I’m editing a report that frequently uses the phrase “be intentional about,” as in “the program is now intentional about [providing a certain service].” This seems awkward, but I’m not sure why. It also seems vague. I could use a second opinion. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I&rsquo;m editing a report that frequently uses the phrase &ldquo;be intentional about,&rdquo; as in &ldquo;the program is now intentional about [providing a certain service].&rdquo; This seems awkward, but I&rsquo;m not sure why. It also seems vague. I could use a second opinion.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:19:28 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0319.html Q. I have a note for a summary of the countries that made airship purchases during a certain time frame, using a Jane’s publication to make this assessment. The relevant pages I referenced span the book—and as you can see below, I’m not just referencing a single page. Is there a better way to reference the fact that there are multiple pages, or is it better to leave all the pages listed, so people know exactly where the information came from? 1. Lord Ventry and Eugene Kolesnick, eds., Jane’s Pocket Book of Airships (New York: Collier Books, 1976), 16, 18, 23, 31, 38–45, 47, 49, 52–53, 56–57, 60–61, 80–82, 89–90, 96, 113, 117, 121, 146, 155, 159–161, 163, 167–168, 170. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>I have a note for a summary of the countries that made airship purchases during a certain time frame, using a Jane&rsquo;s publication to make this assessment. The relevant pages I referenced span the book&mdash;and as you can see below, I&rsquo;m not just referencing a single page. Is there a better way to reference the fact that there are multiple pages, or is it better to leave all the pages listed, so people know exactly where the information came from?</p> <p class="indent_Q_pt5in">1. Lord Ventry and Eugene Kolesnick, eds., <em>Jane&rsquo;s Pocket Book of Airships</em> (New York: Collier Books, 1976), 16, 18, 23, 31, 38&ndash;45, 47, 49, 52&ndash;53, 56&ndash;57, 60&ndash;61, 80&ndash;82, 89&ndash;90, 96, 113, 117, 121, 146, 155, 159&ndash;161, 163, 167&ndash;168, 170.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:18:08 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0322.html Q. Looking for proper protocol, but will accept opinions. When assigning a century to a notable figure, do you use the year of birth? So if someone is born in 1493, is he a fifteenth-century or sixteenth-century scientist? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>Looking for proper protocol, but will accept opinions. When assigning a century to a notable figure, do you use the year of birth? So if someone is born in 1493, is he a fifteenth-century or sixteenth-century scientist?</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:17:14 GMT http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/faq0121.html Q. Dear Chicago experts, can you please help resolve this hyphenation issue? Should it be “worm composting expert” or “worm-composting expert”? Should it be “worm composting master” or “worm-composting master”? Thank you very much. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q. </span>Dear Chicago experts, can you please help resolve this hyphenation issue? Should it be &ldquo;worm composting expert&rdquo; or &ldquo;worm-composting expert&rdquo;? Should it be &ldquo;worm composting master&rdquo; or &ldquo;worm-composting master&rdquo;? Thank you very much.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:13:28 GMT