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logically I would say that there should always be a space before a
parenthesis. I could not find the appropriate rule in Chicago, but in 14.11
they define frequently used abbreviations and they also put a space before
Hope this helps.
From: Kathi Jan Knill [mailto:Kathi -dot- Knill -at- template -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 10:13 AM
Subject: Parenthesis placement
I'm usually a lurker to this list, although sometimes I add my thoughts to
a thread, or respond to a question that I know off the top of my head.
Today I find myself in need of assistance. I realize this may be a stupid
When you need to display an acronym for a series of words, after the first
occurrence of the word, should there be a space before the opening
parenthesis? Is there a rule for this somewhere? Or is it just a matter of
Thanks in advance for your help.
You can respond off-line so as not to clutter the list.
Kathi Jan Knill
Sr. Technical Writer
Template Software, Inc.
kathi -dot- knill -at- template -dot- com
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