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  1. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. Barb Paley resigned as president of the company Aug. 23, 2011, and the board is still looking for a permanent replacement.
      b. Barb Paley resigned as president of the company August 23 2011 and the board is still looking for a permanent replacement.
      c. Barb Paley resigned as President of the Co. 23 August 2011; and the board is still looking for a permanent replacement.
      d. Barb Paley resigned as president of the Company August 23, 2011—and the Board is still looking for a Permanent Replacement.
  2. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. The F-A-A report said air travel had increased thirty per-cent since Jan., which had caused at least fifty per-cent of the flights to be delayed.
      b. The F.A.A. report said Air Travel had increased 30 % since January, which had cause at least 50% of the flights to be delayed.
      c. The Federal Aviation Administration report said air travel had increased 30 percent since January, which had caused at least 50 percent of the flights to be delayed.
      d. The FAA report said air travel had increased thirty % since Jan., which had caused at least fifty % of the flights to be delayed.
  3. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. Senate democrats refused to end debate yesterday on the nomination of Sarah O’Reilly to be U.N. ambassador.
      b. Senate Dems. refused to end debate yesterday on the nomination of Sarah O’Reilly to be U-N Ambassador.
      c. Senate democrats refused to end debate Wednesday on the nomination of Sarah O’Reilly to be UN ambassador.
      d. Senate Democrats refused to end debate Wednesday on the nomination of Sarah O’Reilly to be U.N. ambassador.
  4. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. Martha Williams, the head volleyball coach said the news conference would begin right after tomorrow’s practice, which will end at 3:00 P.M.
      b. Martha Williams, the Head Volleyball Coach said the news conference would begin right after Thursday’s practice, which will end at three p.m.
      c. Martha Williams, the head volleyball coach, said the news conference would begin right after Thursday’s practice, which will end at 3 p.m.
      d. Martha Williams the Head Volleyball Coach said the news conference would begin right after tomorrow’s practice, which will end at 3 p-m.
  5. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. The driver of a Ford mustang was crushed to death yesterday when his car collided with a cadillac suv.
      b. The driver of a Ford Mustang was crushed to death Wednesday when his car collided with a Cadillac sport utility vehicle.
      c. The driver of a ford Mustang was crushed to death Wednesday when his car collided with a Cadillac S-U-V.
      d. The driver of a Ford Mustang was crushed to death yesterday when his car collided with a Cadillac s.u.v.
  6. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. “The time for compromise is over, representative Terri Wiest, R., WY, said today. “Now we need to adopt a sensible budget.”
      b. “The time for compromise is over,” Rep. Terri Wiest, R-Wyo., said Tuesday. “Now we need to adopt a sensible budget.”
      c. The time for Compromise is over,” Congresswoman Terri Wiest, r-Wyoming, said Tuesday. “Now we need to adopt a Sensible Budget.”
      d. “The time for compromise is over, congresswoman Terri Wiest, R.-Wyo., said today. Now we need to adopt a sensible budget.”
  7. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. The first explosion Tuesday came at 8:45 a.m., and it was followed by two more blasts, one at 9 a.m. and the last at 1:15 p.m.
      b. The first explosion Tuesday morning came at 8:45 a.m. and it was followed by 2 more blasts, one at 9:00 a.m. and the last at 1:15.
      c. The first explosion Tues. morning came at eight forty-five A.M. and it was followed by two more blasts, one at 9:00 a.m. and the last at 1:15 p.m.
      d. The first explosion came Tuesday at 8:45 a-m, and it was followed by 2 more blasts, one at 9 a-m and the last at 1:15 p-m.
  8. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way many people in the United States think about international relations.
      b. September 11, 2001 changed the way many people in the US think about international relations.
      c. Sept. 11 2001 changed the way many people in the U-S think about international relations.
      d. Sept. 11th, 2001, changed the way many people in the U.S. think about International Relations.
  9. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. Speaking to midshipmen at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland, the president said today the U.S. needed to spend less on military bases and more on equipment and personnel.
      b. Speaking to midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the president said Wednesday the United States needed to spend less on military bases and more on equipment and personnel.
      c. Speaking to Midshipmen at the U-S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the President said Wednesday the U-S needed to spend less on military bases and more on equipment and personnel.
      d. Speaking to midshipmen at the U.S. naval academy in Annapolis MD the president said today the U.S. needed to spend less on Military Bases and more on Equipment and Personnel.
  10. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in print copy. Select time references as if the story were being written today for publication tomorrow morning.
      a. The Psychology Dept. faculty meeting ended at 2-oh-5 P.M. with an agreement to take up curriculum changes at the meeting Friday May 29.
      b. The Psych. Department faculty meeting ended at two-oh-five P-M with an agreement to take up curriculum changes at the meeting May 29th.
      c. The psychology department Faculty Meeting ended at 2;05 p,m. with an agreement to take up curriculum changes at the meeting Fri.
      d. The psychology department faculty meeting ended at 2:05 p.m. with an agreement to take up curriculum changes at the meeting May 29.
  11. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in broadcast copy. Select references as if the story were being broadcast today.
      a. The Cardinals 11-3 loss yesterday left them ½ game behind the Cubs as they head into tonight’s game, which starts at seven P.M.
      b. The Cardinals eleven-3 loss yesterday left them ½ game behind the Cubs as they head into tonight’s game, which starts at seven p-m.
      c. The Cardinals’ 11-to-3 loss yesterday left them a half game behind the Cubs as they head into tonight’s game, which starts at 7.
      d. The Cardinal’s eleven-to-3 loss yesterday left them a half game behind the Cub’s as they head into tonight’s game, which starts at seven P.M.
  12. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in broadcast copy. Select references as if the story were being broadcast today.
      a. The fiscal year ends September 30th, but Congress has yet to approve a budget for next year.
      b. The fiscal year ends September 30, but congress has yet to approve a budget for next year.
      c. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but Congress has yet to approve a budget for next year.
      d. The Fiscal Year ends Sept. 30th, but congress has yet to approve a budget for next year.
  13. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in broadcast copy. Select references as if the story were being broadcast today.
      a. Police Capt. Tom Sheppard said officers would be watching for drunken drivers starting at 7 p.m. and continuing through next Monday.
      b. Police Cpt. Tom Sheppard said Officers would be watching for Drunken Drivers starting at 7:00 p-m and continuing through next Monday.
      c. Police CPT Tom Sheppard said officers would be watching for Drunken Drivers starting at seven p-m and continuing through monday.
      d. Police Captain Tom Sheppard said officers would be watching for drunken drivers starting at 7 p-m and continuing through Monday.
  14. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in broadcast copy. Select references as if the story were being broadcast today.
      a. As a result of last Tuesday’s court ruling, the city must pay the homeowner $230,000 in damage before Sept. 30.
      b. As a result of Tuesday’s court ruling, the City must pay the homeowner $230 thousand in damages before Sept. 30th.
      c. As a result of Tuesday’s court ruling, the city must pay the homeowner 230-thousand dollars in damages before September 30th.
      d. As a result of last Tuesday’s Court ruling, the City must pay the homeowner 230-thousand dollars in damages before September thirtieth
  15. Select the sentence free of errors in AP style for addresses, abbreviations, capitalization, numerals, punctuation and spelling and time in broadcast copy. Select references as if the story were being broadcast today.
      a. Yesterday’s game lasted eleven innings. The last time the team played extra innings was on July 14th.
      b. Yesterdays game lasted 11 innings the last time the team played extra innings was on July 14.
      c. Yesterdays’ game lasted eleven innings: the last time the team played Extra Innings was on Jul. 14th.
      d. Yesterday’s game lasted 11 innings, the last time the team played extra innings was on July fourteenth.
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