Question: Comma Before Company Abbreviation?

Subject: Question: Comma Before Company Abbreviation?
From: Syed Ahmed <SAhmed -at- DKSYSTEMS -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 15:09:46 -0600

Hi everyone,

I've been looking back at older copies of our guides and training manuals
that were distributed to customers (before I got here), and found an
inconsistency on the copyright page that has caused an argument.

My question: Does a comma precede an abbreviation of the company type? And
does the full spelling/abbreviation make a difference?

For example, is it

- GreatCompany, Inc.
- GreatCompany Inc.
- GreatCompany Incorporated
- GreatCompany, Incorporated

The issue stems from the fact that we've used both in the past, and I have
always seen it used as in the first example above. I've looked through the
Chicago Manual of Style and didn't find anything specifically addressing
this, and I haven't had a chance to check the archives or the web for
guidance. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!


Syed B. Ahmed
Technical Writer
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