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Under the Chicago Manual of Style, does "year over year" need hyphenation when preceding a noun?

In the sentence, The company experienced strong year[-]over[-]year growth., how does the Chicago Manual of Style govern the hyphenation? Part of me believes that it falls under the "phrases, ...
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When does one use "of" in place of the inflected form of the noun?

According to the Chicago Manual of Style (5.21) People or things of higher status usually take the inflected genitive (in other words, adding an "'s" e.g. the chef's saucer) The CMOS (ibid)...
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Where in CMoS does it specify spacing before a footnote? [closed]

In this answer, it is suggested that the Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) specifies whether spaces precede a footnote indicator. The main three choices I see being: Here is no space.1 Here is a hair ...
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When referring to a specific person by title only within a specific office, should the title be capitalized?

When referring to a specific person by title only within a specific office, should that title be capitalized, as in: "XYZ University's Board Chairman and Office Manager shall provide the ...
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Recommended way to format copyright?

I'm working on a website and want to have a short mention of the copyright of said website in its footer. What is the recommended formatting for such a thing? I've seen "© YYYY Company", "© Company, ...
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Distinguishing lowercase proper nouns in paragraphs

I'm writing a case study about a client whose name is completely lowercase. How do I differentiate the client's name from the rest of the text, making it clear to the reader that it's a proper noun? ...
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Chicago Manual of Style Headline-Style Capitalization

In the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, §8.159, the following rules are given (among others) for headline-style capitalization: Capitalize the first and last words in titles and subtitles ...
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Using a "colon" after "is" or "this"

I've seen this a few times now and it confuses me, especially when my editor does it. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, a colon can only be used where a period could. In other ...
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Citations in Chicago Style For Direct Quote and Subsequent Paragraph - Two Citations and "Ibid.," or One?

I apologize for the political nature of this quote, but this is what I'm working on. I am using the Chicago Manual of Style. I am wondering if, when quoting a comment in a medium-length section that ...
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What sort of phrases cannot be restrictive or non-restrictive?

The Chicago Manual of Style says A phrase that is restrictive—that is, essential to the meaning (and often the identity) of the noun it belongs to—should not be set off by commas. What sort of ...
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According to the Chicago manual of style for bibliographies do authors with initials have two stops before the title

According to the Chicago manual of style for bibliographies do authors with initials have two stops before the title? So e.g. Wells, H. G.. The Invisible Man
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