Tuesday, July 24, 2012

footnotes/endnotes: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

About the time that computers began to make the creation and printing of footnotes extremely simple and cheap, style manuals began to urge a shift away from them to endnotes printed at the ends of chapters or at the end of a book or paper rather than at the foot of the page. I happen to think this was a big mistake; but in any case, if you are using endnotes, don’t call them “footnotes.”

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