CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/CapitalizationTitles/faq0084.html Q. Hello! I work as a proofreader in retail, and we often use “on sale” in headlines. I’m not sure if “on” is acting as a preposition or an adverb, therefore I’m not sure if it should be capitalized in a headline like this: “Now&nbsp;on Sale.” Thank you! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hello! I work as a proofreader in retail, and we often use &ldquo;on sale&rdquo; in headlines. I&rsquo;m not sure if &ldquo;on&rdquo; is acting as a preposition or an adverb, therefore I&rsquo;m not sure if it should be capitalized in a headline like this: &ldquo;Now&nbsp;on Sale.&rdquo; Thank you!</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:08:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/faq0139.html Q. Is the hyphenation in the following sentence incorrect, or is it just not Chicago style? “He had only two seasons with twenty-or-more homers.” Thanks for another great year of Q&A! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Is the hyphenation in the following sentence incorrect, or is it just not Chicago style? &ldquo;He had only two seasons with twenty-or-more homers.&rdquo; Thanks for another great year of Q&amp;A!</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:07:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/CMOS/faq0014.html Q. I just bought the 17th edition. Do you know where I can find out what typeface the text is set in? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I just bought the 17th edition. Do you know where I can find out what typeface the text is set in?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:06:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/faq0140.html Q. In your hyphenation table (CMOS 7.89), why is “mid-twentieth” in “mid-twentieth century” hyphenated? Shouldn’t it be closed up as “midtwentieth century” or have an en dash instead of a hyphen? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> In your hyphenation table (<a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch07/psec089.html" target="_blank"><em>CMOS</em> 7.89</a>), why is &ldquo;mid-twentieth&rdquo; in &ldquo;mid-twentieth century&rdquo; hyphenated? Shouldn&rsquo;t it be closed up as &ldquo;midtwentieth century&rdquo; or have an en dash instead of a hyphen?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:05:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/YouCouldLookItUp/faq0030.html Q. Would you ever use “styleguide” as a single word? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Would you ever use &ldquo;styleguide&rdquo; as a single word?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:04:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/SpecialCharacters/faq0014.html Q. Where does an emoji go in a sentence? Before or after the period? ✏️ Having a tough time deciding 🤔. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Where does an emoji go in a sentence? Before or after the period? ✏️ Having a tough time deciding 🤔.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:03:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0359.html Q. Doesn’t “The US is the second-largest carbon dioxide emitter after China” make it sound like the US is actually the third-largest carbon dioxide emitter? I see these formulations, which include [number] plus [superlative] and a direct comparison, often, and they seem confusing. Wouldn’t it make more sense to say “The US is the largest carbon dioxide emitter after China” or “The US is the second-largest carbon dioxide emitter; China is the largest”? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Doesn&rsquo;t &ldquo;The US is the second-largest carbon dioxide emitter after China&rdquo; make it sound like the US is actually the third-largest carbon dioxide emitter? I see these formulations, which include [number] plus [superlative] and a direct comparison, often, and they seem confusing. Wouldn&rsquo;t it make more sense to say &ldquo;The US is the largest carbon dioxide emitter after China&rdquo; or &ldquo;The US is the second-largest carbon dioxide emitter; China is the largest&rdquo;?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:02:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/faq0141.html Q. Do you recommend using en dashes and em dashes in tweets? Or hyphens? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Do you recommend using en dashes and em dashes in tweets? Or hyphens?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:01:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ManuscriptPreparation/faq0216.html Q. When is a line space in text (pause) used? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> When is a line space in text (pause) used?</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT