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Comprehensive 2

  1. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. During the 1990s, a nine year old girl in Ruston Louisiana won a trophy, 5000 dollars, and a trip to the United States Capital Bldg.
      b. During the 1990's, a nine-year-old girl in Ruston, LA won a trophy, $5 thousand, and a trip to the U.S. capitol building.
      c. During the 1990s, a 9-year-old girl in Ruston, La., won a trophy, $5,000, and a trip to the U.S. Capitol Building.
      d. During the 1990's, a 9-yr-old girl in Ruston, Lou., won a trophy, $5,000 and a trip to the US Capitol Building.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Thomas Shriver Junior an employe of the Roess Company in Fairbanks Alaska has a Ph.D. in economics and will be here Mon, Tues., & Wed.
      b. Thomas Shriver, Junior, an employee of the Roess Co. in Fairbanks, AL, has a Ph.D. in Economics and will be here Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
      c. Thomas Shriver Jr., an employee of the Roess Co. in Fairbanks, Alaska, has a doctorate in economics and will be here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
      d. Thomas Shriver, Jr., an employe of the Roess Company in Fairbanks AS has a doctorate in Economics and will be here Mon., Tues. and Wed.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Professor Rebecca Malone of 42 Fifth Ave. works in the history department and shares an office in Room 247 of the Humanities Building.
      b. Prof. Rebecca Malone of Forty-two Fifth Avenue works in the History Department and shares an office in Rm. 247 of the Humanities Bldg.
      c. Professor Rebecca Malone of Forty-Two 5th Ave. works in the History department and shares an office in Rm. 247 of the Humanities Building.
      d. Prof. Rebecca Malone of 42 5th Avenue works in the history department and shares an office in Room 247 of the Humanities Bldg.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Afterwards, 7 persons, all United States citizens, testified that the US navy payed the Westinghouse Corporation $14,200,000 dollars.
      b. Afterward, 7 people, all US citizens, testified that the US Navy paid the Westinghouse Corp. $14,200,000.
      c. Afterward, seven people, all U.S. citizens, testified that the U.S. Navy paid the Westinghouse Corp. $14.2 million.
      d. Afterwards, seven people, all United States Citizens, testified that the U.S. Navy paid the Westinghouse Corporation $14.2 million.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. “The Washington Post” reported Tue. that the suspect is White, in her 30's, about 5 ft., 2 inches tall, and weighs about one hundred and ten pds.
      b. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the suspect is white, in her 30s, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 110 pounds.
      c. The Washington “Post” reported Tuesday that the suspect is white, in her thirties, about 5'2" tall, and about 110 lbs.
      d. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the suspect is White, in her 30's, about five feet two inches tall, and weighs about 110 pounds.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Only one media reported that the President of the National Rifle Assn. met with sixteen members of the US Congress on August 14 2010.
      b. Only 1 media reported that the president of the Nat’l Rifle Assn met with 16 members of the United States Congress on August 14, 2010.
      c. Only 1 medium reported that the President of the National Rifle Association met with sixteen members of the U.S. Congress on Aug. 14 2010.
      d. Only one medium reported that the president of the National Rifle Association met with 16 members of Congress on Aug. 14, 2004.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Year’s ago, a committee of the United States Congress estimated correctly that this program would cost $7 to $8.4 billion dollars.
      b. Years ago, a committee of the U.S. congress estimated correctly that this Program would cost $seven billion to $8.4 billion.
      c. Year’s ago, a Committee of the U.S. Congress estimated correctly that this Program would cost $7,000,000,000 to $8,400,000,000.
      d. Years ago, a committee of the U.S. Congress estimated correctly that this program would cost $7 billion to $8.4 billion.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Having 42 cents, the boy, age 7, said his mother, the Mayor, will attend the P.T.A. meeting Nov. 28 if the temperature remains above 0.
      b. Having 42 cents, the boy, 7, said his mother, the mayor, will attend the PTA meeting Nov. 28 if the temperature remains above zero.
      c. Having forty-two cents, the boy, age seven, said his mother, the mayor, will attend the PTA meeting November 28 if the temperature remains above zero.
      d. Having 42¢, the boy, seven, said his mother, the mayor, will attend the P.T.A. meeting November 28 if the temperature remains above 0.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. It is an unusual phenomena. So far during the twenty first century, the odds were 9 to 1 that 80% of the Mayors would be reelected to a 2nd term.
      b. Its an unusual phenomenon. So far during the 21st Century, the odds were nine to one that 80% of the mayors would be reelected to a Second Term.
      c. It is an unusual phenomenon. So far during the 21st century, the odds were 9-1 that 80 percent of the mayors would be re-elected to a second term.
      d. Its an unusual phenomena. So far during the Twenty-First century, the odds were 9-1 that eighty percent of the Mayors would be elected to a 2nd term.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for print copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for publication in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.
      a. Moving backward, the 14-year-old baby sitter in Martin, Tenn., said goodbye, then picked up the Bible and ran toward her home on Roe Street.
      b. Moving backwards, the 14 yr old baby sitter in Martin Tn. said goodbye, then picked up the bible and ran towards her home on Roe St.
      c. Moving backward, the fourteen-year-old babysitter in Martin, Tennessee, said goodbye, then picked up a bible and ran towards her home on Roe Street.
      d. Moving backwards, the 14-year-old babysitter in Martin Tenn. said goodbye, then picked up the Bible and ran toward her home on Roe St.
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