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When citing RONR, do you wite the line numbers that capture the entire  citation (l. 23-27) or the line where the citation begins only  (l. 23)?

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I think you'll find both methods in use here by different respondents. If the words from RONR are quoted directly in the response you'll usually see the inclusive line numbers referenced. In other cases, some of us will use the beginning line number followed by  'ff'  for 'and following lines'.

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On 4/6/2019 at 9:06 PM, Jenn said:

When citing RONR, do you wite the line numbers that capture the entire  citation (l. 23-27) or the line where the citation begins only  (l. 23)?

If the citation refers to a single line, [ l. 23 ]

If multiple lines, [ ll. 23-27 ]

Note the duplicated l, indicating the plural.

Edited by Gary Novosielski

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On 4/6/2019 at 11:20 PM, Bruce Lages said:

In other cases, some of us will use the beginning line number followed by  'ff'  for 'and following lines'.

Ackchyually...

The "f" stands for "folio", and usually refers to pages or sections, not lines. For instance, you could refer to "p. 237" (for page 237 alone), "pp. 237f" (for pages 237 and 238) or "pp. 237ff" (for page 237 and some number of following pages, typically determined by context). Whether "f" can be used to refer to lines seems to be under dispute.

If you want to be as pretentious as I am, you could always use "et seq." instead.

The duplication to indicate plural does hold, though. (Some languages do the same in the general case; the abbreviation for the United States in Spanish is "E.E.U.U.", for "Estados Unidos".)

Edited by Benjamin Geiger

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2 hours ago, Benjamin Geiger said:

If you want to be as pretentious as I am, you could always use "et seq." instead.

Mr. Gerber usually frowns on this since no one uses it correctly, except maybe the two of you.  :)

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