Footnote punctuation

Subject: Footnote punctuation
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: Tech Whirlers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:53:44 -0500 (CDT)

Where do you insert the footnote number in the text -- what rule governs
placement? Inside punctuation, outside it, inside some but not other

The Chicago Manual of Style has 439 pages on notes (ok, I exaggerrate,
but not by much). Do you have a rule of thumb, or can you point me to a

In each set of example, which punctuation would you use? (Please pretend
the number 1 is a proper superscript in each case):

Problem I:

. . . a list of risk elements.1

. . . a list of risk elements1.

Problem II:

. . . a list of risk elements:1

. . . a list of risk elements1:

Problem III:

". . . a list of risk elements."1

". . . a list of risk elements1."

". . . a list of risk elements.1"

Thank you for your help.


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