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When should commas be used with introductory phrases that include dates?
A comma may generally be omitted from an introductory phrase of two or three words, but consider using a comma when you wish to emphasize… Read More
In reference to centuries, when should I use a hyphen with early and late?
MLA style generally hyphenates elements of a compound adjective and does not use a hyphen for a noun phrase. a poet of the early nineteenth… Read More
When citing a work on a website, should I use the original publication date or the last-updated date?
As the MLA Handbook notes, “When a source carries more than one date, cite the date that is most meaningful or most relevant to your use of… Read More
How does the MLA style 9/11, when it refers to the attacks on the United States on that date?
In our publications, we allow either September 11 or 9/11. Whichever form is chosen must be used consistently throughout a work. Read More
What should I do if the web source I am citing does not list a publication date?
If the web source you are citing does not list a publication date, omit the “Publication date” element from your entry. You may, however, wish… Read More
Should I use BC and AD or BCE and CE for era designations?
The choice of era designations is up to the writer. In our publications, we prefer to use BCE (before the common era) and CE (common era),… Read More
What is the advantage of MLA-style date format over the format recommended by the International Standards Organization (ISO)?
The International Standards Organization recommends writing dates with numerals in year-month-day format (e.g., 2018-10-24) because it is useful when people need to convey information across… Read More
How do I cite a periodical that I am using over a range of dates?
How you cite a periodical that you are using over a range of dates depends on whether you are borrowing any material from it. If… Read More