Re: to comma or not to comma

Subject: Re: to comma or not to comma
From: Joanna Sheldon <cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 21:53:59 -0400

Amy wrote:

<...>

>You are writing a Chicago Manual-style bibliography entry. In the
>example below, when listing Mr. Howell, would you put a comma in
>front of "III" or not? (I told you it was piddling.)

>1. Howell, Thurston III, and Ginger Grant.

>2. Howell, Thurston, III, and Ginger Grant.

Since "Thurston III" means "Thurston the third," and you wouldn't write
"Thurston, the third," you don't need a comma between Thurston and III.

...JS


Dr. Joanna Sheldon
Technical Writer, Translator
(French, German, Italian)
cjs10 -at- cornell -dot- edu


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