We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
masthead


Comprehensive 4

  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. A Union Pacific Corporation freight train derailed today, injuring 3 crew members.
      b. A Union Pacific Corp. freight train derailed Tuesday, injuring three crew members.
      c. A Union Pacific Co. freight train derailed yesterday, injuring three crew members.
      d. A Union Pacific Corp. Freight Train derailed today, injuring 3 crew members.
  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. The train derailed just W. of Manhattan, Ks., shortly before six-thirty A.M. this morning.
      b. The train derailed just west of Manhattan, Kan., shortly before 6:30 a.m.
      c. The train derailed just West of Manhattan KS shortly before six-30 A.M.
      d. The train derailed just west of Manhattan, Kansas, shortly before 6:30 this morning.
  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 train included five tank cars carrying 250,000 gallons of chlorine. At least two cars ruptured, spilling an undetermined amount of chlorine.
      b. The train included 5 tank cars carrying 250 thousand gallons of chlorine at least two cars ruptured spilling an undetermined amount of chlorine.
      c. The Train included five tank cars carrying two-hundred and fifty thousand gallons of Chlorine—at least two cars ruptured, spilling an undetermined amount of Chlorine.
      d. The train included 5 tank cars carrying 250,000 gal. of chlorine: at least two cars ruptured, spilling an undetermined amount of chlorine.
  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. Police Lieutenant Gilbert Robinson said the danger posed by chlorine gas, which winds were blowing East toward the city, prompted authorities to evacuate 3 thousand people from 750 homes within a 3-mile radius of the derailment.
      b. Police Lieut. Gilbert Robinson said the danger posed by the Chlorine gas, which winds were blowing East towards the city, prompted Authorities to evacuate three thousand people from seven hundred and fifty homes within a 3 mile radius of the detrailment.
      c. Police Lt. Gilbert Robinson said the danger posed by the chlorine gas, which winds were blowing East towards the city, prompted authorities to evacuate 3,000 persons from seven hundred and 50 homes within a three mile radius of the detrailment.
      d. Police Lt. Gilbert Robinson said the danger posed by chlorine gas, which winds were blowing east toward the city, prompted authorities to evacuate 3,000 people from 750 homes within a three-mile radius of the derailment.
  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. Investigators from the Nat’l Transportation Safety Bd. said the probable cause of the derailment was poorly maintained track. “The final determination of the cause, said Michelle Evans, an N.T.S.B. field investigator, will have to wait for a full board hearing in about 6 months.”
      b. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Bd. said the probable cause of the derailment was poorly maintained Track. “The final determination of the cause, Michelle Evans an N-T-S-B field investigator said, will have to wait for a full board hearing in about six mos.”
      c. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said the probable cause of the derailment was poorly maintained track. “The final determination of the cause,” said Michelle Evans, a board field investigator, “will have to wait for a full board hearing in about six months.”
      d. Investigators from the Nat’l Transportation Safety Board said the probable cause of the derailment was poorly maintained track. “The final determination of the cause will have to wait for the full board hearing in about 6 months,” Michelle Evans, an N.T.S.B. field investigator, 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. “I heard a horrible screeching and crashing noise just after I woke up,” said 42-year-old Mrs. Jane Seravalli, who with her seven-year-old daughter, Lara, lived at Thirty-three Meadowbrook Ln.
      b. “I heard a horrible screeching and crashing noise just after I woke up, said forty-two-year-old Mrs. Thomas Seravalli, who with her 7-yr.-old daughter, Laura, lived at 33 Meadowbrook Ln.
      c. I heard a horrible screeching and crashing noice just after I woke up,” said 42-year-old Jane Seravalli, who with her seven-year-old daughter, Lara, lived at 33 Meadowbrook Lane.
      d. “I heard a horrible screeching and crashing noise just after I woke up,” said 42-year-old Jane Seravalli, who with her 7-year-old daughter, Lara, lived at 33 Meadowbrook Lane.
  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. N.T.S.B. Invest. Evans said the train had been traveling at 33 MPH when it derailed. She said the speed was “appropriate” for that stretch of track.
      b. Transportation Investigator Evans said the train had been traveling at 33 mph when it derailed. She said the speed was appropriate for that stretch of track.
      c. N-T-S-B investigator Evans said the train had been traveling at 33 M.P.H. when it derailed. She said the speed was “appropriate” for that stretch of track.
      d. Trans. Bd. Investigator Evans said the train had been traveling at 33 m.p.h. when it derailed. She said the speed was appropriate for that stretch of track.
  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. Evans estimated that the derailment caused $1.5 million damage to the train and the tracks. Robinson said the cost to the city of evacuating the homes and providing emergency and rescue services could exceed $300,000.
      b. Evans estimated that the derailment caused an estimated 1.5 million dollars damage to the train and the tracks. Lieut. Robinson said the cost to the city of evacuating the homes and providing emergency and rescue services could exceed 300 thousand dollars.
      c. Evans estimated that the derailment caused $1,500,000 damage to the train and the tracks. Lieutenant Robinson said the cost to the city of evacuating homes and providing Emergency and Rescue services could exceed 300,000 dollars.
      d. Evans estimated that the Derailment caused one and a half million dollars damage to the train and the tracks. Robinson said the cost to the City of evacuating homes and providing Emergency and Rescue services could exceed $300,000.
  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 last train derailment in the Manhattan area was Nov. 18, 1997, when an Amtrak passenger train went off the tracks. Fifty-three people were injured, one of whom died two days after the accident.
      b. The last train derailment in the Manhattan area was 18th November 1997 when an Amtrak passenger train went off the tracks. 53 people were injured, one of whom died 2 days after the accident.
      c. The last Train Derailment in the Manhattan area was 18 Nov. 1997 when an Amtrak passenger train went off the tracks. Fifty three persons were injured, one of whom died 2 days after the accident.
      d. The last train derailment in the manhattan area was November 18 1997 when an Amtrak passenger train went off the tracks. 53 persons were injured, one of whom died two days after the accident.
  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. Senator Janis Campbell, Republican-Kansas, after hearing of the derailment, called on congress to appropriate at least five billion $ to improve rail safety across the country.
      b. Sen. Janis Campbell, r.-Ks., after hearing of the derailment, called on congress to appropriate at least 5 billion dollars to improve rail safety across the country.
      c. Senator Janis Campbell, R-Kan., after hearing of the derailment, called on Congress to appropriate $5,000,000,000 to improve rail safety across the country.
      d. Sen. Janis Campbell, R-Kan., after hearing of the derailment, called on Congress to appropriate at least $5 billion to improve rail safety across the country.
  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. A fifty-two-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint this morning at her 3677 W. Rogers St. home in the Colonial Village neighborhood.
      b. A 52-yr.-old woman was robbed at knifepoint this A.M. at her 36-77 West Rogers Street home in the Colonial Village neighborhood.
      c. A 52-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint this morning at her home in the Colonial Village neighborhood.
      d. A fifty-two-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint this a.m. at her home in the Colonial Village neighborhood.
  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. Police said Sarah Wilcox opened her front door about 5:45 a-m to look for her newspaper when two men pushed their way into her home.
      b. Police said Mrs. Sarah Wilcox opened her front door about 5:45 a.m. to look for her newspaper when 2 men pushed their way into her home.
      c. Police said Mrs. Warren Wilcox opened her front door about 5:45 A.M. to look for her newspaper when 2 men pushed their way into her home.
      d. Police said Sarah Wilcox opened her front door about five-forty-five A-M to look for her newspaper when two men pushed their way into her home.
  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 men, both carrying knives, stole $49.73 from her purse and then locked her in her bedroom while they escaped. She waited about 10 min. before using her Nokia Cell Phone to call for help.
      b. The men both carrying knives stole forty-nine dollars and seventy-three cents from her purse and then locked her in the Bedroom while they escaped. She waited about ten min. before using her nokia cell phone to call for help.
      c. The men, both carrying knives, stole almost 50 dollars from her purse and then locked her in her bedroom while they escaped. She waited about ten minutes before using her cell phone to call for help.
      d. The men, both carrying knives, stole fifty dollars from her purse then locked her in her bedroom while they escaped. She waited about 10 minutes before using her Nokia cell phone to call for help.
  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. Police Capt. Mary Kuhlmeier said the suspects were both caucasians and 23-27 yrs. old. One is about 5'10" and slender the other is at least 6'2" and stocky.
      b. Police CPT. Mary Kulhmeier said the suspects were both Caucasians and twenty-three to twenty-seven years old. One is about 5'10" and slender—the other is at least 6'2" and stocky.
      c. Police captain Mary Kuhlmeier said the suspects were both Caucasians and 23-to-27 years old. One is about 5-feet, 10-inches and slender the other is at least 6-feet, 2-inches and stocky.
      d. Police Captain Mary Kuhlmeier said the suspects were both Caucasians and 23 to 27 years old. One is about five feet, ten inches and slender the other is at least six feet, two inches and stocky.
  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. Kuhlmeier said today’s robbery is the seventh in the neighborhood in the last two weeks. She said eleven burglaries have been reported over the same 14 days.
      b. Kuhlmeier said todays robbery is the 7th in the neighborhood in the last two weeks. She said 11 burglaries have been reported over the same fourteen days.
      c. Kuhlmeier said Monday’s robbery is the seventh in the neighborhood in the last 2 weeks. She said 11 burglaries have been reported over the same fourteen days.
      d. Kuhlmeier said today’s robbery is the seventh in the neighborhood in the last 2 weeks. She said 11 burglaries have been reported over the same 14 days.
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy
Please send comments or suggestions about this Website to custserv.us@oup.com        
cover