CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/SpecialCharacters/faq0015.html Q. Can I use the ellipsis character in my manuscript? Or do I need to use Chicago’s spaced periods? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Can I use the ellipsis character in my manuscript? Or do I need to use Chicago&rsquo;s spaced periods?</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:01 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0082.html Q. Do you capitalize both words in “happy birthday”? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Do you capitalize both words in &ldquo;happy birthday&rdquo;?</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:21:03 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Numbers/faq0057.html Q. Regarding spelling out round numbers over one hundred—how should we handle numbers like 1,500? It’s more round than a number like 1,543, but it’s also less round than a number like one thousand. And if it should be spelled out, which is preferred, “one thousand five hundred” or “fifteen hundred”? Thanks! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Regarding spelling out round numbers over one hundred&mdash;how should we handle numbers like 1,500? It&rsquo;s more round than a number like 1,543, but it&rsquo;s also less round than a number like one thousand. And if it should be spelled out, which is preferred, &ldquo;one thousand five hundred&rdquo; or &ldquo;fifteen hundred&rdquo;? Thanks!</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:19:23 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Punctuation/faq0128.html Q. I edited a travel book for children, and I would love to know your response to this comment from an Amazon reviewer: “U.S. is spelled US throughout the book; D.C. is also spelled without the accurate punctuation. That sort of inattention to accuracy is inexcusable.” The author has asked me to write a response to this for Amazon. This reviewer seems to think Chicago style is teaching kids bad punctuation habits. Thanks for your help. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I edited a travel book for children, and I would love to know your response to this comment from an Amazon reviewer: &ldquo;U.S. is spelled US throughout the book; D.C. is also spelled without the accurate punctuation. That sort of inattention to accuracy is inexcusable.&rdquo; The author has asked me to write a response to this for Amazon. This reviewer seems to think Chicago style is teaching kids bad punctuation habits. Thanks for your help.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:17:48 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Quotations/faq0073.html Q. I frequently quote material that includes existing footnotes within it. If I don’t want to include the footnote in my own writing, can I insert [footnote omitted] in superscript in place of the footnote number to the original text? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I frequently quote material that includes existing footnotes within it. If I don&rsquo;t want to include the footnote in my own writing, can I insert [footnote omitted] in superscript in place of the footnote number to the original text?</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:16:31 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/RegisteredTrademarks/faq0003.html Q. CMOS 8.154 covers lowercase and CamelCase trade names, but it doesn’t specify how to deal with wordmarks that are partly in italics. I would prefer to set them the same way as any other word, but I would also love an official ruling on this! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> <a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch08/psec154.html" target="_blank"><em>CMOS</em> 8.154</a> covers lowercase and CamelCase trade names, but it doesn&rsquo;t specify how to deal with wordmarks that are partly in italics. I would prefer to set them the same way as any other word, but I would also love an official ruling on this!</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:14:52 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/YouCouldLookItUp/faq0031.html Q. What is the proper way to write the commonly used speech abbreviation “twenty-four seven” (meaning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)? Would one write “24-7” or “24/7” or something else? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> What is the proper way to write the commonly used speech abbreviation &ldquo;twenty-four seven&rdquo; (meaning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)? Would one write &ldquo;24-7&rdquo; or &ldquo;24/7&rdquo; or something else?</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:12:34 GMT