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FAQ Item Abbreviations Q. Dear CMOS: In your style guide you write that there is no space between a...number and the % symbol. But in math it’s normal to put a space between a number and a symbol. It’s..., we are aware that a space is used between a numeral and the percent symbol in the International...

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, which are of course double-spaced according to Chicago style, should block quotations be double...-spaced also, or should (or can) they be single-spaced? A. Chicago style for the preparation of a...manuscript that will be published is to double-space everything, even notes and block quotations. This style...

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spaces in Chicago. Is the use of a hyphen with spaces ever acceptable (word - word)? A. Chicago style...omits spaces around hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes. There are exceptions where a single space is...(such as in some other languages, or in poetry) follow their own rules, but Chicago style never calls for spaces on both sides of a hyphen....

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. I saw someone sharing a post recently stating that you now support...two spaces after a period, falling in line with AP style. Is this correct? A. Don’t believe everything...seventh edition of its style manual, published in late 2019—recommends more than one space after a period...

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citation, should a nonbreaking space be used between the author and the date and before the page number...or other locator if present? If ordinary spaces are used, the citation could break at either, causing...from the use of nonbreaking spaces can be even more unsightly....

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FAQ Item Hyphens, En Dashes, Em Dashes Q. My colleagues in marketing add a full space before and...after a hyphen rather than using a dash without spaces. I agree with CMOS on the proper uses of...hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes, but haven’t seen any direction about the spaces before and after these...

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FAQ Item Abbreviations Q. CMOS 10.39 says this: “Where space restrictions require that the names of...“space restrictions”? A. Tables can be a challenge to format; abbreviations are generally useful...you run out of space (e.g., in the running heads for a printed book)....

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FAQ Item Citation, Documentation of Sources Q. My question concerns line spacing in footnotes and...double-spaced throughout to allow for copyediting, but I can’t see any specific instructions about how...to space notes in papers submitted for coursework. Searching has revealed some academic quick guides...

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FAQ Item Special Characters Q. I notice confusion in publication in regard to whether a space should precede and/or follow relation signs. My suspicion is that it is <10 km but p < .001. A. That’s right: there i...

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quotation, should there be a space after the ellipsis before the closing quotation mark? (1) The...CMOS 13.55 indicates there should not be a final space, but I’m not sure if that rule applies beyond...sentences that are deliberately grammatically incomplete. A. Don’t add a space. Note too that there...

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