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[16th ed.] 7.29 Contractions
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 7: Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and Compounds Chapter Contents » Contractions and Interjections 7.29 Contractions In contractions, an apostrophe...Some contractions, such as won’t or ain’t , are formed irregularly. Colloquialisms such as gonna or wanna take no apostrophe (there being no obvious place for one)....Webster’s lists many common contractions, along with alternative spellings and, where appropriate, plurals....

[16th ed.] 5.103 Contractions
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 5: Grammar and Usage Chapter Contents » Grammar » Verbs » Definitions 5.103 Contractions Most types of writing benefit from the use of contractions....If used thoughtfully, contractions in prose sound natural and relaxed and make reading more enjoyable....Pronouns can be contracted with auxiliaries, forms of have , and some be -verbs....

[16th ed.] 10.2 Acronyms, initialisms, contractions
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 10: Abbreviations Chapter Contents » Overview 10.2 Acronyms, initialisms, contractions The word acronym refers to terms based on the initial letters of their...various elements and read as single words (AIDS, laser, NASA, scuba); initialism refers to terms read as a series of letters (AOL, NBA, XML); and contraction refers to abbreviations that include the first...(For the type of contractions normally formed with apostrophes, see 7.29 .) The definitions are not perfect....

[16th ed.] 4.54 Other contracts
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 4: Rights, Permissions, and Copyright Administration Chapter Contents » The Publishing Agreement » New Books 4.54 Other contracts In scholarly publishing,...in addition to contracts with the authors of new books, several other types of agreement are in use for special kinds of works....

[16th ed.] 5.50 Possessive pronouns versus contractions
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 5: Grammar and Usage Chapter Contents » Grammar » Pronouns » Possessive Pronouns 5.50 Possessive pronouns versus contractions The possessive forms of personal...Aggravating that tendency is the fact that some possessive personal pronouns have homophones that are contractions — forms that are also signaled by apostrophes....The pronouns that don’t sound like legitimate contractions seldom present problems, even if they do end in ‑s ( hers , yours , ours )....

[16th ed.] 4.51 Basic book-contract provisions
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 4: Rights, Permissions, and Copyright Administration Chapter Contents » The Publishing Agreement » New Books 4.51 Basic book-contract provisions In book publishing...the publisher typically draws up the contract for a new book, to be signed by both the publisher and the author or, in the case of a joint work, by all authors....Typically, publishing agreements prohibit the author from publishing works that compete with the work under contract....

[16th ed.] 14.231 Private contracts, wills, and such
Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 14: Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography Chapter Contents » Unpublished and Informally Published Material » Theses, Dissertations, Papers, and the Like 14.231 Private contracts ...

[16th ed.] 7.30 Interjections
Search The Chicago Manual of Style --> --> --> 7: Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and Compounds Chapter Contents » Contractions and Interjections 7.30 Interjections As with contractions, Webster...

[16th ed.] 5.102 Verb phrases
; contractions are often more natural but may paradoxically serve as positive intensifiers {Don’t you want more?} {Isn’t the sunset beautiful?} ....Most negative forms can be contracted {we do not–we don’t} {I will not–I won’t} {he has not–he hasn’t} {she does not–she doesn’t} , but I am not is contracted to I’m not (never I amn’t )....Sometimes the negative is emphasized if the auxiliary is contracted with the pronoun and the negative is left standing alone {he is not–he isn’t–he’s not} {we are not–we aren’t–we’re not} {they have not–they...

[16th ed.] 4.36 Payment
It gives the licensor a claim for contract damages, not a copyright infringement claim....Shrewd licensors will whenever possible reverse this presumption in their contracts, and shrewd licensees will usually resist....

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