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Do I use a comma before Jr. and Sr.? What about names followed by roman numerals?
In the main text of your written work, use a suffix that is an essential part of the name—like Jr. or a roman numeral—when you… Read More
Is a new edition of the MLA Style Manual going to be published?
No. The MLA Style Manual will be taken out of print. The system of documentation explained in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook is… Read More
Must quotations always be introduced with wording like “So-and-so writes”?
No. There are innumerable ways to weave a quotation gracefully into your prose. As long as the quotation’s purpose and source are clear, you need… Read More
Is it wrong to type spaces before and after a dash?
The appropriateness of spaces before and after a dash depends on various considerations: the typeface used, the medium (print, online), and so on. In the… Read More
Is it ever appropriate to use see or see also in a parenthetical citation?
The purpose of every parenthetical citation is to tell the reader to see a work, so the word see would almost always be redundant. See… Read More