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“City, State” A Comma with Two Competing Roles - CMOS Shop Talk
“City, State”: A Comma with Two Competing Roles - CMOS Shop Talk CMOS Shop Talk From the Chicago...Chicago Manual of Style Contact Join “City, State”: A Comma with Two Competing Roles Russell Harper.../ November 23, 2021 The comma between city and state—or, following the same principle, between city and...

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FAQ Item Headlines and Titles of Works Q. I am unable to find a ruling on state nicknames in my...Chicago manual. Am I overlooking it? Is it “aloha state,” “Aloha state,” or “Aloha State”? A. Write...“Aloha State.” It’s essentially a proper name because it is a nickname for the proper entity Hawaii...

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FAQ Item Commas Q. When a city and a state are mentioned in a sentence, am I correct in placing...commas after the state name as well as before the state name? “Mary traveled to Seattle, Washington...

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FAQ Item Headlines and Titles of Works Q. Should I capitalize “the states” when used alone...(referring to the United States)? I’m copyediting a novel in which the author capitalizes “the States” when...used alone. I think it would be lowercased. A. Actually, “the States” is capped when it means the...

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FAQ Item Usage and Grammar Q. CMOS rules (at 8.22) point to “secretary of state” but “Secretary of... State Kerry” or “Secretary Kerry,” so I am using “president” but “President Kirchner.” But shouldn’t...

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FAQ Item CMOS Q. Our department’s editorial manual includes a list of cities in the United States ...and other countries that can be referred to in display type or running text without giving the state ...

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FAQ Item Abbreviations Q. CMOS omits periods after any designator for United States organizations...of any kind—e.g., US Army, US Navy, US Department of State. This format directly contradicts all...

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FAQ Item Capitalization Q. Can you revisit the issue of capitalization of “city of” and “state of...” when used to identify an employer? Under 7.40 in the 14th edition, words such as “city” and “state ...would like to offer her recognition in a conference brochure along with Rick Ricker of the state ...

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style, and when I state a fact I have been putting the number of the citation in parentheses after I...have stated it. Is this correct? Example: Abe Lincoln became president in 1861. (5) Or do I need to...

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state,” should be lowercase unless appearing as, for example, “Secretary of State Smith.” What about...titles such as “assistant secretary of state for bureaucracy and obfuscation”? Should “bureaucracy...and obfuscation” be lowercase to match “assistant secretary of state” or should it be capitalized as...

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