15.6d Summary of Contraction Usage in Words That Have Portions Emphasized
- Contractions are used in words where, for dramatic effect, portions of a word are
printed in a different typeface. In such words, rules for syllabicated words should be
- Contractions are not used in any part of a word when a portion of that word has been
printed in a different typeface or enclosed in parentheses or brackets for the purposes of
word analysis. Do not use contractions if it cannot be determined whether a portion of a
word was emphasized for dramatic or analytical reasons.
- Contractions are not used in freestanding portions of words, whether they stand alone
or are preceded or followed by a hyphen.