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Comprehensive 3

  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. Mrs. Virginia Watson, a thirty-eight year old teacher, was arrested yesterday at her home on W. Randolph Rd. and charged with murdering her Husband.
      b. Mrs. Herman Watson, a 38-year old teacher, was arrested Monday at her home on W. Randolph Rd. and charged with murdering her husband.
      c. Virginia Watson, a thirty-eight-year-old teacher, was arrested Mon. at her home on W. Randolph Road and charged with murdering her Husband.
      d. Virginia Watson, a 38-year-old teacher, was arrested Monday at her home on West Randolph Road and charged with murdering her husband.
  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. Rep. Tom McGee, Republican-Minnesota, said the defeat of his proposal to fix Social Security by a seven-to-five vote in the House subcommittee will cost taxpayers Billions of dollars.
      b. Representative Tom McGee, R.-MN., said the defeat of his proposal to fix Social Security by a 7-to-5 vote in the House subcommittee will cost taxpayers billions of Dollars.
      c. Congressman Tom McGee, r-Minn., said the defeat of his proposal to fix social security by a 7-5 vote in the House subcommittee will cost taxpayers Billions of Dollars.
      d. Rep. Tom McGee, R-Minn., said the defeat of his proposal to fix Social Security by a 7-5 vote in the House subcommittee will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
  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. The lawsuit accused General Widgets Corporation of overcharging the US Defense Dept. by nearly $4,000,000,000 for spare airplane parts.
      b. The lawsuit accused General Widgets Corp. of overcharging the U.S. Defense Department by nearly $4 billion for spare airplane parts.
      c. The lawsuit accused Gen. Widgets Corp. of overchaging the United States Defense Dept. by nearly 4 billion dollars for spare airplane parts.
      d. The Lawsuit accused General Widgets Corp. of overcharing the US Defense Department by nearly four billion dollars for spare airplane parts.
  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. The bomb exploded at 12 noon, police captain Bill Brooks said, and 5 people were injured but only 1 required hospitalization.
      b. The bomb exploded at 12 p.m., police capt. Bill Brooks said, and five persons were injured but only one required hospitalization.
      c. The bomb exploded at noon, Police Captain Bill Brooks said, and 5 persons were injured but only 1 required hospitalization.
      d. The bomb exploded at noon, police Capt. Bill Brooks said, and five people were injured, but only one required hospitalization.
  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. “Senator Rice’s proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for charitable contributions is a slap in the face of every American churchgoer,” the Rev. Wally Thomas said.
      b. “Sen. Rice’s proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for charitable contributions is a slap in the face of every American churchgoer, Reverend Wally Thomas said.
      c. “Sen. Rice’s proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for charitable contributions is a slap in the face of every American Churchgoer the Rev. Wally Thomas said.”
      d. “Senator Rices proposal to eliminate the Tax Deduction for charitable contributions is a slap in the face of every American Churchgoer,” Rev. Wally Thomas said.
  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. The jetliner made stops at Kansas City Missouri and Louisville Kentucky before crossing the Atlantic to London.
      b. The Jetliner made stops at Kansas City, MO, and Louisville, KY before crossing the Atlantic to London.
      c. The jetliner made stops at Kansas City, Mo., and Louisville, Ky., before crossing the Atlantic to London.
      d. The Jetliner made stops at Kansas City, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky, before crossing the Atlantic to London.
  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. Police officers arrested the burglar at 3 N. Seventh St., a pharmacy that had closed three hours earlier at 11 p.m.
      b. Police officers arrested the burglar at Three N. 7th Street, a pharmacy that had closed three hours earlier at eleven PM.
      c. Police Officers arrested the burglar at 3 North Seventh Street, a pharmacy that had closed 3 hours earlier at 11 P.M.
      d. Police officers arrested the Burglar at 3 N. Seventh St., a pharmacy that had closed three hours earlier at eleven p.m.
  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. Jim Cummings, a six foot one right-handed pitcher with an earned-run average of three point oh four and a five-two won-lost record, will start the game.
      b. Jim Cummings, a 6'1" right handed pitcher with an earned run average of 3.04 and a five to two won-lost record, will start the game.
      c. Jim Cummings, a 6-foot-1 right-handed pitcher with an earned-run average of 3.04 and a 5-2 won-lost record, will start the game.
      d. Jim Cummings a 6-foot-1 right-handed Pitcher with an earned run average of 3.04 and a five-two won-lost record will start the game.
  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. The Chairman of the History Department, Prof. Wilma Laurence, said the conference would focus on the impact of the civil war on the culture of the south.
      b. The chairman of the history department, professor Wilma Laurence, said the conference would focus on the impact of the Civil War on the culture of the South.
      c. The chairman of the History department, Professor Wilma Laurence, said the Conference would focus on the impact of the civil war on the Culture of the south.
      d. The Chairman of the history department, prof. Wilma Laurence, said the conference would focus on the impact of the Civil War on the culture of the south.
  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. The F.A.A. investigators said the plane crashed 2 miles SouthWest of the airport, and all twelve people on board were killed.
      b. The Federal Aviation Administration investigators said the plane crashed two miles southwest of the airport, and all 12 people on board were killed.
      c. The F-A-A investigators said the plane crashed two miles Southwest of the Airport and all 12 people on board were killed.
      d. The Federal Aviation Admin. investigators said the Plane crashed 2 miles southwest of the airport and all twelve persons on board were killed.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for broadcast copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for broadcast today.
      a. CIA director David H. Petraeus asked the Senators for an additional $50 million to hire translators skilled in arabic, farsi and other middle Eastern languages.
      b. C-I-A Director David Petraeus asked the senators for an additional 50 (m) million dollars to hire translators skilled in Arabic, Farsi and other Middle Eastern languages.
      c. C.I.A. director David Petraeus asked the senators for an additional fifty million dollars to hire translators skilled in Arabic, Farsi and other middle eastern languages.
      d. Central Intelligence Agency Director David H. Petraeus asked the Senators for and additional $50 million to hire translators skilled in arabic, farsi and other Middle Eastern Languages.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for broadcast copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for broadcast today.
      a. The Ford Motor Co. unveiled a hybrid for the coming model year that should get 7% better gas mileage than any other hybrid on the market.
      b. Ford unveiled a hybrid for the 2009 model year that should get seven percent better gas mileage than any other hybrid on the market.
      c. The Ford Motor Company unveiled a hybrid for the coming Model Year that should get seven % better Gas Mileage than any other hybrid on the market.
      d. The Ford Company unveiled a Hybrid for the coming model year that should get seven percent better gas mileage than any other Hybrid on the market.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for broadcast copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for broadcast today.
      a. The tornado swept through Springfield, Mo., killing 11 people, destroying at least 2,500 homes and leaving more than 10,000 people homeless.
      b. The tornado swept through Springfield MO killing eleven persons, destroying at least two-thousand five hundred homes and leaving more than 10 thousand persons homeless.
      c. The tornado swept through Springfield, Missouri, killing eleven people, destroying at least two-thousand-500 homes and leaving more than ten-thousand people homeless.
      d. The tornado swept thru Springfield, Missouri, killing 11 people, destroying at least 2 thousand 5 hundred homes and leaving more than ten thousand people homeless.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for broadcast copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for broadcast today.
      a. Astronomers at the observatory on U.S. Highway 7 said they used the new $7 million telescope to discover a planet circling a star about 3.5 light years from earth.
      b. Astronomers at the Observatory on United States Highway 7 said they used the new seven million dollar telescope to discover a Planet circling a star about 3 ½ light years from earth.
      c. Astronomers at the observatory on U-S Highway Seven said they used the new seven (m) million dollar telescope to discover a planet circling a star about three and a-half light years from Earth.
      d. Astronomers at the Observatory on Highway Seven said they used the new $7,000,000 telescope to discover a planet circling a star about three and a-half light years from earth.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors of any kind in AP style for broadcast copy. Time references should be as if the story were being written today for broadcast today.
      a. Five former ambassadors to the U-N said the United States must cultivate stronger alliances with Third World nations to gain support for its policies.
      b. Five former ambassadors to the U.N. said the U.S. must cultivate stronger alliances with 3rd World nations to gain support for its policies.
      c. 5 former ambassadors to the U-N said the U-S must cultivate stronger alliances with 3rd World nations to gain support for its policies.
      d. Five former Ambassadors to the U.N. said the United States must cultivate stronger Alliances with Third World Nations to gain support for it’s policies.
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