Chicago Manual of Style & Hyphens

Subject: Chicago Manual of Style & Hyphens
From: Harold Snyder <ENSNYDER -at- ECUVM1 -dot- BITNET>
Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 08:06:09 EDT

Oft times, when we haste to post a message on the list, we neglect to
check the entirity of a source. Such was the example I used last week
when I said that _The Chicago Manual of Style_ (14th ed.) was of little
help in determining one word/two words/hyphenated word.

Jack Shaw mentioned that Chicago's 13th ed. (pp. 176-81) has a table that
helpful. Since I'd only recently obtained the 14th edition, I wasn't
familiar with the changes and relied heavily on the index (which lists
paragraph numbers). Indeed, Table 6.1 "Spelling Guide for Compound Words
and Words with Prefixes and Suffixes" (pp. 219-31) is an improvement (over
13th ed.). On the ohter hand, the Brooks and Pinson book (_Working with
Words_) lists only the words, and doesn't involve itself with explanations
and rules like _Chicago_ does.



+ Hal Snyder, Professor of English | Technical Editing; Business, +
+ Dept. of English (GCB 2115) | Scientific, and Technical Writing +
+ East Carolina University | ENSNYDER -at- ECUVM -dot- CIS -dot- ECU -dot- EDU +
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