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Punctuation/Spelling 1

  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The players voted 36 to 5 to change their team colors to red, white, and black.
      b. The players voted 36 to 5 to change their team colours to red, white, and black.
      c. The players voted 36-five to change their team colours to red, white, and black.
      d. The players voted 36-5 to change their team colors to red, white and black.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Jim Wilson, the advisor to the student newspaper said: “The principals decision to censor the student newspaper violates the First amendment.”
      b. Jim Wilson, the advisor to the student newspaper said, “The principle’s decision to censure the student newspaper violates the 1st Amendment.”
      c. Jim Wilson the adviser to the student newspaper said: “The principal’s decision to censure the student newspaper violates the 1st Amendment.”
      d. Jim Wilson, the adviser to the student newspaper, said, “The principal’s decision to censor the student newspaper violates the First Amendment.”
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The two people who died in the accident were Michael Case, 43, Wilmington, Delaware, and Shirley Kurtcher, 56, Springfield, MO.
      b. The 2 people who died in the accident were Michael Case, forty-three, Wilmington, DE, and Shirley Kurtcher, fifty-six, Springfield Missouri.
      c. The two people who died in the accident were Michael Case, 43, Wilmington, Del., and Shirley Kurtcher, 56, Springfield, Mo.
      d. The two people who died in the accident were: Michael Case 43 Wilimington Del. and Shirley Kurtcher 56 Springfield Mo.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The ambassador said: “The U.S. position on this issue is quite clear. We want the North Koreans to stop all work on nuclear weapons. We also demand an immediate resumption of the six-party talks.”
      b. The ambassador said, “The US position on this issue is quite clear. We want the North Koreans to stop all work on nuclear weapons. We also demand an immediate resumption of the 6-party talks.”
      c. The Ambassador said: “The U-S position on this issue is quite clear. We want the N. Koreans to stop all work on nucular weapons. We also demand an immediate resumption of the Six-Party talks.”
      d. The Ambassador said, “The U.S. position on this issue is quite clear. We want the N. Koreans to stop all work on nucular weapons. We also demand an immediate resumption of the six-party talks.”
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Wendy’s and Burger King both spend about 60,000,000 dollars annually on advertising, however, Burger King has more sales because it has twenty % more stores.
      b. Wendy’s and Burger King both spend about $60 million annually on advertising; however, Burger King has more sales because it has 20 percent more stores.
      c. Wendys and Burger King both spend about sixty million dollars annually on advertising: however, Burger King has more sales because it has 20% more stores.
      d. Wendy’s and Burger King both spend about $60,000,000 annually on advertising, however—Burger King has more sales because it has 20 percent more stores.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. If you want to make jam, you need 3 things: Fresh fruit, pectin, and lots of sugar.
      b. If you want to make jam, you need three things; fresh fruit, Pectin and lots of sugar.
      c. If you want to make jam, you need three things: fresh fruit, pectin and lots of sugar.
      d. If you want to make jam; you need 3 things: Fresh Fruit, Pectin, and lots of Sugar.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. When the critic reviewed the new book by Dean Koontz, she refused to disclose the books ending because she did not want to hurt Koontzes sales.
      b. When the critic reviewed the new book by Dean Koontz, she refused to disclose the books’ ending because she did not want to hurt Koontzes’ sales.
      c. When the Critic reviewed the new book by Dean Koontz, she refused to disclose the books’ ending because she did not want to hurt Koontz’s sales.
      d. When the critic reviewed the new book by Dean Koontz, she refused to disclose the book’s ending because she did not want to hurt Koontz’s sales.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The employees’ demands included repainting the gray walls in the break room and limiting the vice president’s power to require people to work overtime.
      b. The employes demands included repainting the grey walls in the break room and limiting the vicepresidents power to require people to work overtime.
      c. The employe’s demands included repainting the grey walls in the break room and limiting the vice-president’s power to require people to work overtime.
      d. The employee’s demands included repainting the grey walls in the break room and limiting the vice presidents’ power to require persons to work overtime.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. John Watson, an ambulance attendant, said the victim died of a gunshot wound. The coroner was unable to determine the time of death.
      b. John Watson, an ambulance attendant said the victim died of a gunshot wound the coroner was unable to determine the time of death.
      c. John Watson an ambulance attendant, said the victim died of a gunshot wound, the coroner was unable to determine the time of death.
      d. John Watson, an ambulance attendant, said the victim died of a gunshot wound—the coroner was unable to determine the time of death.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Stella McGee is survived by her husband, Max, of 341 North Benton Boulevard, two sons, Ronald, of Cleveland Ohio and Sherman of Twin Oaks, Cal., and two daughters, Mary, of Three West 7th St. and Carol of Birmingham Alabama.
      b. Stella McGee is survived by her husband: Max of 341 N. Benton Boulevard—two sons: Ronald of Cleveland, OH, and Sherman of Twin Oaks., CA.—and two daughters: Mary, of Three West 7th Street, and Carol of Birmingham AL.
      c. Stella McGee is survived by her husband, Max, of 341 N. Benton Blvd.; two sons, Ronald of Cleveland, Ohio, and Sherman of Twin Oaks, Calif.; and two daughters, Mary of 3 W. Seventh St. and Carol of Birmingham, Ala.
      d. Stella McGee is survived by her husband Max of 341 North Benton Blvd.: two sons, Ronald, of Cleveland, Oh., and Sherman of Twin Oaks, Ca., and two daughters, Mary, of 3 West 7th St. and Carol of Birmingham Alabama.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. Head coach Buster Schultz said he had named Fred Jenkins, the linebackers coach at Mississippi State University, to be the Bearcats new defensive coordinator.
      b. Head Coach Buster Schultz said, he had named Fred Jenkins the linebackers coach at Mississippi State University to be the Bearcatses new defensive coordinator.
      c. Head coach Buster Schultz said he had named Fred Jenkins to be the Bearcats’ new defensive coordinator. Jenkins has been coaching the linebackers at Mississippi State University.
      d. Head Coach Buster Schultz said he had named Fred Jenkins the linebackers coach at Miss. State Univ. to be the Bearcat’s new defensive coordinator.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The governor said: “Given the budget realities we face, we cannot afford a 7.5 % increase in salaries next year.”
      b. The governor said, “Given the budget realities we face, we cannot afford a 7.5 percent increase in salaries next year.”
      c. The governor said the state cannot afford to raise salaries seven and a-half percent next year.
      d. The governor said the state cannot afford to raise salaries 7 ½ percent next year.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The city will close sections of Ohio Michigan and Idaho aves. as part of its repaving project.
      b. The city will close section’s of OH, MI, and Idaho Avenues as part of it’s repaving project.
      c. The city will close sections of Ohio, Michigan and Idaho avenues as part of its repaving project.
      d. The city will close section’s of Ohio, Mich., and Idaho Aves. as part of it’s repaving project.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. Sarah Thomas, a 48-year-old bookkeeper and Lyndon Garrity, a 39-year-old plumber were charged with distributing cocaine.
      b. Sarah Thomas and Lyndon Garrity were charged with distributing cocaine. Thomas is a 48-year-old bookkeeper, and Garrity is a 39-year-old plumber.
      c. Sarah Thomas a forty-eight-year-old bookkeeper and Lyndon Garrity a thirty-nine-year-old plumber were charged with distributing cocaine.
      d. Sarah Thomas, forty-eight, and Lyndon Garrity, thirty-nine, were charged with distributing cocaine. Thomas is a Bookkeeper and Garrity is a plumber.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The police chief estimated the damage to the new high school at two (m) million dollars.
      b. The Police Chief, estimated the damages to the new High School at $2 million.
      c. The Police chief estimated the damages to the new High School at two million.
      d. The police Chief estimated the damage to the new High School at Two Million Dollars.
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