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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The kidnaping victims father, John Brenner, 39 of Cairo Ill., told reporters, “I’m willing to pay whatever the kidnaper’s demand. All I want is to get my daughter back alive.”
      b. The kidnaping victims’ father John Brenner, 39, of Cairo Illinois told reporters; “I’m willing to pay whatever the kidnapers’ demand. All I want is to get my daughter back alive.
      c. The kidnapping victim’s father, John Brenner, 39, of Cairo, Ill., told reporters: “I’m willing to pay whatever the kidnappers demand. All I want is to get my daughter back alive.”
      d. The kidnapping victims’ father John Brenner, thirty-nine, of Cairo, Ill., told reporters: “I’m willing to pay whatever the kidnapers demand. All I want is to get my daughter back alive.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The signs reminded hikers they should carry extra water, portable radios and first-aid supplies.
      b. The signs reminded hikers’ they should carry extra water, portable radios, and first-aid supplies.
      c. The sign’s reminded hikers they should carry extra Water, Portable Radios and First-Aide supplies.
      d. The signs reminded hikers they should carry extra water portable radios and first-aide supplies.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. “I will never approve a budget that will exceed the state’s revenues.” the governor said as he put forwards his spending plan for the next year.
      b. I will never approve a budget that will exceed the states’ revenues,” the Governor said as he put forwards his spending plan for the next year.
      c. “I will never approve a budget that will exceed the state’s revenues,” the governor said as he put forward his spending plan for the next year.
      d. “I will never approve a Budget that will exceed the states revenues,” the Governor said as he put forward his spending plan for next year.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Police Sarg. Thomas Nelson said the murder weapon had been an axe that was lying next to the teenaged victim.
      b. Police Sgt. Thomas Nelson said the murder weapon had been an ax that was lying next to the teenage victim.
      c. Police Sargent Thomas Nelson said the Murder Weapon had been an ax that was laying next to the teen-aged victim.
      d. Police Sergeant Thomas Nelson said the murder Weapon had been an axe that was lying next to the teen-age victim.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Helen Krueger, the new Transportation Secretary said the U.S. needed to encourage a greater per-centage of Americans to ride buses and trains rather than private automobiles.
      b. Helen Krueger, the new transportation Secretary, said the U-S needed to encourage a greater % of Americans to ride busses and trains rather than private automobiles.
      c. Helen Krueger the new transportation secretary said, the U.S. needed to encourage a greater percentage of Americans to ride busses and trains rather than private automobiles.
      d. Helen Krueger, the new transportation secretary, said the United States needed to encourage a greater percentage of Americans to ride buses and trains rather than private automobiles.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. Police Chief Norma Collier listed three keys to reducing crime rates: more police officers, better training and greater public awareness.
      b. Police chief Norma Collier listed 3 keys to reducing crime rates more police officers, better training and greater public awareness.
      c. Police Chief Norma Collier listed 3 keys to reducing crime rates; more police officers better training and greater public awareness.
      d. Police chief Norma Collier listed three keys to reducing crime rates. More police officers, better training, and greater public awareness.
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. At the press conference, the governor announced an increase of 30 million dollars in spending on health care for the poor afterwards, he said “It’s alright with me if the legislature cuts that a few million.”
      b. At the press conference. The governor announced an increase of thirty million dollars in spending on health care for the poor—afterwards, he said: “It’s alright with me if the legislature cuts that a few million.
      c. At the press conference, the governor announced an increase of $30 million in spending on health care for the poor. Afterward, he said, “It’s all right with me if the Legislature cuts that a few million.”
      d. At the press conference, the Governor announced an increase of $30,000,000 in spending on health care for the poor: afterward, he said, “It’s all right with me if the legislature cuts that a few million.”
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The teenager was sad when she said goodbye to the family that had employed her to baby-sit its likable children.
      b. The teen-ager was sad when she said goodbye to the family that had employed her to babysit its likeable children.
      c. The teenaged girl was sad when she said goodby to the family that had employed her to babysit its likeable children.
      d. The teen-ager was sad when she said goodby to the family that had employed her to baby-sit its likable children.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. “The presidents closest advisors,” Sen. Barbara Lee, r-MS, said “all recommend increasing the commitment of troops to the middle east.
      b. “The presidents closest advisers, Sen. Barbara Lee, Repub.-Miss., said, all recommend increasing the commitment of troops to the middle east.
      c. “The president’s closest advisors,” Sen. Barbara Lee, R.-Mississippi, said “all recommend increasing the commitment of troops to the Middle East.
      d. “The president’s closest advisers,” Sen. Barbara Lee, R-Miss., said, “all recommend increasing the commitment of troops to the Middle East.”
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in print copy.
      a. The universitys vice-president promised parents the school would not increase tuition next year after four straight years of five per-cent increases.
      b. The universities vice president promised parents the school would not increase tuition next year after 4 straight years of 5% increases.
      c. The university’s vice president promised parents the school would not increase tuition next year after four straight years of 5 percent increases.
      d. The university’s vice-president promised parents the school would not increase tuition next year after 4 straight year’s of five per-cent increases.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The mayor said, “We’re looking to a period of sustained economic growth for the city.”
      b. The mayor said he expects a period of sustained economic growth for the city.
      c. The mayor said we’re looking to a period of sustained economic growth for the city.
      d. The Mayor said “We’re looking to a period of sustained economic growth for the city.”
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The grand jury indicted Paula Terjal, the 37-year-old chief financial officer of Acme Enterprises Inc., on charges she embezzled $4.34 million from the company.
      b. The grand jury indicted Paula Terjal on charges she embezzled four (m) million dollars from Acme Enterprises. Terjal is the 37-year-old chief financial officer of the company.
      c. The Grand Jury indicted Paula Terjal, the 37-year-old Chief Financial Officer of Acme Enterprises Incorporated, on charges she embezzled $4.34 million from the company.
      d. The grand jury indicted Paula Terjal on charges she embezzled four-point-three-four million dollars from Acme Enterprises Inc. Terjal is the 37-year-old Chief Financial Officer of Acme.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. Police Captain Art Tucci said investigators found several open bottles of whiskey and many bags and bottles containing illegal drugs.
      b. Police Capt. Art Tucci said investigators found several open bottles of whisky and many bags and bottles containing illegal drugs.
      c. Police CPT. Art Tucci said investigators found several open bottles of whiskey and many bags and bottles containing illegal drugs.
      d. Police Captain Art Tucci said investigators found several open bottles of whisky and many bags and bottles containing illegal drugs.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The president said the U.N. inspectors report showed third world countries were moving rapidly to produce nucular weapons.
      b. The president said the UN Inspectors report showed Third World countries were moving rapidly to produce Nuclear Weapons.
      c. The President said the U-N inspectors report showed third world countries were moving rapidly to produce Nucular weapons.
      d. The president said the U-N inspector’s report showed Third World countries were moving rapidly to produce nuclear weapons.
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals and punctuation and spelling in broadcast copy.
      a. The tornados winds caused damages of $12.75 million.
      b. The tornado’s winds caused damage of nearly 13 (m) million dollars.
      c. The tornadoes wind’s caused damage of nearly thirteen million dollars.
      d. The tornados’ winds’ caused damages of twelve and three-quarters million dollars.
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