CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Wed, 24 Jun 2020 05:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0090.html Q. Should the word “nation” be capitalized? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Should the word &ldquo;nation&rdquo; be capitalized?</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:06:33 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Commas/faq0094.html Q. I don’t understand why the following example in the serial comma section (CMOS 6.19) is not considered a comma splice: “Paul put the kettle on, Don fetched the teapot, and I made tea.” <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I don&rsquo;t understand why the following example in the serial comma section (<a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch06/psec019.html" target="_blank"><em>CMOS</em> 6.19</a>) is not considered a comma splice: &ldquo;Paul put the kettle on, Don fetched the teapot, and I made tea.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:02:54 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Commas/faq0093.html Q. I’ve gone through your section on commas numerous times, yet I can’t seem to find whether a comma would be used in the following instance: “You can be very helpful to your mother or father, or to a person you think of as a parent.” <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I&rsquo;ve gone through your section on commas numerous times, yet I can&rsquo;t seem to find whether a comma would be used in the following instance: &ldquo;You can be very helpful to your mother or father, or to a person you think of as a parent.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:01:06 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0370.html Q. When is “lay” or “lie” used? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> When is &ldquo;lay&rdquo; or &ldquo;lie&rdquo; used?</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:59:18 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0369.html Q. How do I cite text within an image? In a case where an etching or a poster contains text, how do I cite the text within the picture? I can’t find anything about this. Please help! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> How do I cite text within an image? In a case where an etching or a poster contains text, how do I cite the text within the picture? I can&rsquo;t find anything about this. Please help!</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:55:42 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/WordDivision/faq0006.html Q. Does CMOS have recommendations for how to divide a mailing address in running text? For example, “You can visit the artist’s childhood home at 123 Central Avenue.” Is it permissible to end with “123” on one line and begin the next with “Central Avenue”? Or should “123” be moved down to the next line? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Does <em>CMOS</em> have recommendations for how to divide a mailing address in running text? For example, &ldquo;You can visit the artist&rsquo;s childhood home at 123 Central Avenue.&rdquo; Is it permissible to end with &ldquo;123&rdquo; on one line and begin the next with &ldquo;Central Avenue&rdquo;? Or should &ldquo;123&rdquo; be moved down to the next line?</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:44:34 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0369.html Q. Which is the correct form when informally captioning a photo: “Lenny and me at the store” or “Lenny and I at the store”? I always use the former, reasoning that you would not caption a photo “I at the store,” but many people have “corrected” me. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Which is the correct form when informally captioning a photo: &ldquo;Lenny and me at the store&rdquo; or &ldquo;Lenny and I at the store&rdquo;? I always use the former, reasoning that you would not caption a photo &ldquo;I at the store,&rdquo; but many people have &ldquo;corrected&rdquo; me.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:43:24 GMT