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Footnote and citation at the end of a sentence

According to this, footnote marks should come at the end of the sentence, after the punctuation, like The inner flow is then reflected at this boundary, leading to an oblique expansion shock (also ...
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Does the word “foot” refers to something else different of a part of a body [closed]

I'm reading about astronomy and all that stuff and I found this phrase pretty interesting, is from the book "Is life out there" by Sara Seager and she makes an analogy with the impossibility of ...
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What's the name of the little number or symbol that refers you to a footnote?

The word footnote seems to only refer to the actual text that you are brought to if you follow the little number or symbol (such as '*') to the bottom of the page. Does the actual superscript ...
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Space before footnote reference mark?

Is there supposed to be a space before a footnote reference mark? For example: This is a sentence. 1 (let's say 1 is the footnote number) or there isn't supposed to be a space, so, This is a ...
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How do I quote a paragraph that already has a footnote?

Suppose I have the following paragraph that already has a footnote in it: This was a misunderstanding from some imprecise writing (and was related to #14 above). The argument is with respect to the ...
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Use of an incomplete sentence as a footnote

Can a footnote be an incomplete sentence? For example, a footnote for "Pharaoh" says, "The Egyptian king during the time of Prophet Moses." If so, should "the" be capitalized or not?
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Use of & in Footnote editing [closed]

If the intent is to reduce the # of characters in footnotes/endnotes (using the Chicago/Turabian style), would it be proper to replace "and" with "&"? For example, "ed. & trans," pages "4, 7, &...
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How to indicate elision of a footnote symbol in a quotation

I'm quoting a passage that includes a superscript indicating a footnote. I'm not quoting the footnote, however. What do I do? If I leave the superscript in, it's distracting, since it suggests that ...
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We should use abbreviation full name with capital first letters in footnote? [closed]

Suppose that I have a abbreviation in a scientific article and using a footnote for full name. Which one is true? Abbreviation (in text): AHS Footnote1: American Healthcare Society Footnote2 : ...
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Should the footnote be capitalized? [closed]

If we refer a textual content in a footnote, should it be capitalized or not? Here is an example: The proposed method is only working well with homogeneous space and it fails if the space is ...
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Order of Footnote Marks On Single Page [duplicate]

Is there an official (or standard) order for footnotes in a single page or article? The first footnote is usually marked with a: * (asterisk). The second with a # (hash mark). I've seen the third ...
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Citation of internet webpages that have limited lifetimes [closed]

Some websites, especially news websites, either leave up content for limited periods, or archive content after a few days and charge readers to access their archives. It seems to me that citations in ...
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Footnote editing

A riddle for the weekend. If p stands for one page, pp stand for a range of pages, which one should I use in a footnote with J. Jones, page 21 and other pages? I.e. do I write pp. 21 and further or p....
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Formatting two adjacent footnote indicators in the body of the footnoted text

I've run into an issue using Microsoft Word 2013. In the following example, there is no way to know whether or not there exists one reference to footnote 12, or two references to footnotes 1 and 2: ...
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Parentheses surrounding footnote body [closed]

It's unbelievably hard to find relevant information online, as almost every Google search just gives pages of advice and questions regarding citations and referencing styles. If I use a footnote in ...
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How do I footnote an item that appears twice on the same page?

I need to add a footnote to an item that appears twice in the same page. For example, if I need to provide a footnote for the following bold terms: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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What are footnotes called when they aren’t in the footer?

What do you call the little asides found in the margins of books instead of at the bottom of the page? I don’t mean the stuff scribbled in by hand, but rather the printed matter used by tasteful ...
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Do footnoting superscripts go inside or outside punctuation?

When using superscripts to indicate a footnote, do these fall inside or outside adjacent punctuation? If there is an answer, is that answer applicable worldwide, or just to specific regions or ...
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What are the historical reasons for the conventional sequence of footnote symbols?

According to @Mahnax's answer to this question, the Chicago Manual of Style Online states that the correct sequence of footnote symbols is as follows: * (asterisk; but do not use if p values occur ...