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[Forum] plurals
Is it: Refer to chapters numbers 5 and 6, or chapter numbers 5 and 6. The sale is in aisles numbers 1 and 7, or aisle numbers 1 and 7. We passed exits numbers 10 and 11, or exit numbers 10 and 11. He stole cash from registers numbers 6 and 10 OR register numbers 6 and 10. In other wor

[Forum] RE: Numbers "as numbers"
I don't know of a specific rule or guideline in CMOS, but in reading your examples, I understand the meaning without the numbers being italicized. In other words, I don't think you need to italicize any of the numbers. ~ Mark

[Forum] RE: numbers
I find that kind of numeration really annoying to read. However, people in academia and the sciences, in particular, like their numbers to be visible. If it's essential that the numbers stand out, I concur with what Jerry said. On the other hand, if the single-digit numbers are more a part of the te

[Forum] number vs numbers
I have a conundrum. In the following sentences, K'lath is used as both the overall name of a group of armies and as the singular and plural term used for the soldiers in those armies. As in "The K'lath army approached" and "She was surrounded by K'lath." This usage can't be changed, unfortunatel

[Forum] RE: Very Confused About Adjacent Numbers
As long as there's no cause for misreading, there's no reason both numbers can't be spelled out. Use the most common form for the numbers, though. In this instance, "He cut three 2x4s" might be a better (or at least alternative) way to state this.

[Forum] Online CMS version/page numbers
Hello, I have the printed version of the Chicago Manual of Style and left it at home for travel purposes. I just downloaded the Online version but I cannot seem to figure out where to find the page numbers for the online version? I know this should be self explanatory, but I feel like I'm missing

[Forum] RE: Proper use of numbers in the manuscript
Hello, tutenkharnage! Many thanks for your invaluable input on this topic. I have a lot to learn. I am working on it! Once again, thank you! I know I am repeating myself! P.S. 1. I decided to use numbers up to nine and digits for all larger numbers. 2. I like the "Perform 35 crunches fo

[Forum] Inclusive numbers: which style?
Hi! If I'm editing a text for someone who says, "I was told to follow the CMOS guide on abbreviating inclusive numbers, so I tried to follow 9.60, but could you be sure to check those for me?" - do you think I should assume this author should be following the guidance in 9.61 ("Abbreviating, or

[Forum] Inclusive numbers: which style?
Hi! If I'm editing a text for someone who says, "I was told to follow the CMOS guide on abbreviating inclusive numbers, so I tried to follow 9.60, but could you be sure to check those for me?" - do you think I should assume this author should be following the guidance in 9.61 ("Abbreviating, or

[Forum] Numbers in Recipes
Hi, everyone. Recipes are [i]not[/i] something I've worked on often, so if anyone out there has experience with them, I need your help! I know that numbers in the ingredients list should be numerals, but what about the numbers in the intro and in the directions? I always thought that, with rec

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