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What between would you place the book when shelving a book by MacElvain?

What between would you place the book when shelving a book by MacElvain?<br/>

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Asked by Mebb, Last updated: Nov 06, 2020

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Hannah Ruth

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Answered Jul 16, 2018

When surnames have a prefix (such as Mc, Mac, de, Von, etc.) and those names are being filed or shelved, the prefix is included as part of the surname, making it one name. Therefore, the surname must be filed or shelved according to the rules of aphabetizing. The rules of alphabetizing are very clear in stating that A comes before C, so the name MacElvain would have to come between MacAvery and McCarter (or better yet, between MacAvery and MacEvans as--again--A comes before C with regard to the prefix, and El comes before Ev). This quiz needs to be corrected.

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Answered May 24, 2018

McCarter and McEvans
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