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 Post subject: Endnote question -- see sub
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:11 am 
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Some of the endnotes have "see sub" written in them, and I'm not sure what that means. One had "see sub 304" which referred to endnote 304, but most do not.

Am I missing something obvious here? I'm not well-versed on formatting rules for endnotes and footnotes, so I'm sorry if this is a silly question.


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 Post subject: Re: Endnote question -- see sub
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:43 am 
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According to denisess in this thread:

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I think some of the notes are cited "sub." as a way of saying "more on this later, the details aren't important yet, they are more pertinent later." Same with other notes referring to "supra", meaning..."remember, we discussed this before?"


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 Post subject: Re: Endnote question -- see sub
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:26 pm 
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matthewbaldwin wrote:
According to denisess in this thread:

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I think some of the notes are cited "sub." as a way of saying "more on this later, the details aren't important yet, they are more pertinent later." Same with other notes referring to "supra", meaning..."remember, we discussed this before?"


Matthew



Maybe everybody has this, but if not, it is easiest to remember 'supra' as being above and as 'sub' being below (remember your Latin roots?)—meaning before and after that particular spot. This is true generally without mention of any note number, but occasionally specifically if there is.


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 Post subject: Re: Endnote question -- see sub
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:28 pm 
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It means that the information being referred to is after the first paragraph or so of the referenced footnote.


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