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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

This is one au courant style manual.
Q. Hi there! For a sign for bachelorette parties, would the phrase 'Bachelorette Out of Control' be more appropriate than 'Bachelorette's Out of Control'? The question is one of contraction, because I don't see how 'Bachelorette's Out of Control' can be correct without 'The' prefacing it. Thank you!

A. Out-of-control bachelorettes who require appropriate signage aren't very convincing, but the first version is better.

Q. Can I use the first person?

A. Evidently.


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