Published 11 September 2018
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If a sentence ends with an abbreviation followed by a period, should I insert another period to mark the end of the sentence?No. A sentence should never have two periods at the end. If a sentence ends with an abbreviation followed by a period, do not add an additional . . .
Published 12 July 2018
Is a compound subject a noun phrase for the purposes of abbreviating a title, or should I just use the first noun?As section 3.2.1 of the MLA Handbook explains, when you need to shorten a title for a parenthetical citation, "give the first noun . . .
Published 11 April 2018
Published 4 April 2018
In an in-text citation, how do I shorten a title enclosed in quotation marks if the title begins with a quotation?If you need to shorten a title enclosed in quotation marks that begins with a quotation, use the title within the title as the short form and . . .
Published 21 February 2018
Published 10 January 2018
In an in-text citation, how do I shorten a title that appears in quotation marks when it starts with a title in quotation marks?If you need to shorten a title within quotation marks that begins with a title in quotation marks, use the title within the title as the short . . .
Published 22 February 2018
Published 16 February 2018
Published 13 November 2017
When a publisher’s name appears as an acronym on the title page but is spelled out on the copyright page, which do I use?Page 41 of the MLA Handbook advises writers to first look for the publisher's name on the title page, so in your works-cited- . . .
Published 11 September 2017