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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. Governor Mike Mitchell has scheduled his press conference for 6:00 in the evening the day after tomorrow.
      b. GOV. Mike Mitchell has scheduled is Press Conference for 6 p.m. in the evening the day after tomorrow.
      c. Governor Mike Mitchell has scheduled his press conference for six p-m Friday evening.
      d. Gov. Mike Mitchell has scheduled his press conference for 6 p.m. Friday.
  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. Congresspersons Eric Cantor, R-Virg., and Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., are the House leaders for their respective parties.
      b. Congresspersons Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, and Nancy Pelosi, D-California, are the House leaders for their respective parties.
      c. Representatives Eric Cantor, R-VA., and Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., are the house leaders for their respective Parties.
      d. Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.., are the House leaders for their respective parties.
  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. Thom Feeney, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Ashes in the Wind, said the review in “Newsweek” of his latest novel was ‘a scurrilous piece of trash.’
      b. Thom Feeney, who won the pulitzer prize for his Novel ‘Ashes in the Wind,’ said the review in “Newsweek” of his latest novel was “a scurrilous piece of trash.”
      c. Thom Feeney, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel “Ashes in the Wind,” said the review in Newsweek of his latest novel was “a scurrilous piece of trash.”
      d. Thom Feeney, who won the pulitzer prize for his novel “Ashes in the Wind,” said the review in NEWSWEEK of his latest novel was ‘a scurrilous piece of trash.’
  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. The university announced Tuesday that the starting time for the Bears-Panthers football game Saturday has been moved to 3:05 p.m. to accommodate the television network.
      b. The university announced today that the starting time for the Bears-Panthers football game this coming Saturday has been moved to three-oh-five P-M to accommodate the television network.
      c. The university announced yesterday that the starting time for the Bears-Panthers football game Saturday has been moved to 3:05 P-M to accommodate the Television Network.
      d. The University announced Tuesday that the starting time for the Bears-Panthers Football Game this coming Saturday has been moved to three-oh-five p.m. to accommodate the television network.
  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. It might not be “the New York Times”, but the “Greeley (Colorado) Tribune” is an award-winning newspaper.
      b. It might not be The New York Times, but the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune is an award-winning newspaper.
      c. It might not be “The New York Times”, but the “Greeley, Colo., Tribune” is an Award-Winning newspaper.
      d. It might not be the New York “Times” but the Greeley (CO) “Tribune” is an award-winning newspaper.
  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. On Friday, April 15th, all taxpayers should have filed their income tax returns for last year.
      b. On Friday, Apr. 15th, all taxpayers should have filed their Income Tax returns for last year.
      c. On April 15, all taxpayers should have filed their income tax returns for last year.
      d. On April fifteenth, all taxpayers should have filed their Income Tax Returns for last year.
  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. January is usually the coldest month in this state, the meteorologist said, but the coldest day of last year was Dec. 27.
      b. Jan. is usually the coldest month in this state, the meteorologist said, but the coldest day of last year was December 27th.
      c. January is usually the coldest month in this state, the Meteorologist said, but the coldest day of last year was December twenty-seventh.
      d. January is usually the coldest month in this state, the Meteorologist said, but the coldest day of Last Year was Dec. 27th.
  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. Mayor Bill Miller announced Friday that he had appointed Sandra Carlson, a 17-year veteran of the Police Department, to be the new police chief. Miller said, “Captain Carlson has proved herself fit to lead the department.”
      b. Mayor Bill Miller announced today that he had appointed Sandra Carlson, a seventeen-year veteran of the police department, to be the new police chief. Mayor Miller said, “Capt. Carlson has proved herself fit to lead the department.”
      c. Mayor Bill Miller announced yesterday that he had appointed Sandra Carlson, a 17-year veteran of the police department, to be the new Police Chief. “Miller said: Capt. Carlson has proved herself fit to lead the department.”
      d. Mayor Bill Miller announced today that he had appointed Sandra Carlson, a seventeen-year veteran of the Police Department, to be the new police chief. Mayor Miller said: “CAPT. Carlson has proved herself fit to lead the Department.”
  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. The family members met with Reverend Thomas Wilcox for 2 hours before the 11:00 A.M. funeral.
      b. The family members met with the Reverend Thomas Wilcox for two hours before the 11:00 A.M. funeral.
      c. The family members met with Rev. Thomas Wilcox for 2 hours before the 11 A.M. funeral.
      d. The family members met with the Rev. Thomas Wilcox for two hours before the 11 a.m. funeral.
  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. Herman and Emily Gordon handed the check for $2.5 million to the university chancellor.
      b. Mr. and Mrs. Herman and Emily Gordon handed the check for two and a half million dollars to the University Chancellor.
      c. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gordon handed the check for 2½ million dollars to the University Chancellor.
      d. Herman and Emily Gordon handed the check for $2,500,000 to the University chancellor.
  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. Debate over a possible property-tax increase dominated discussion at the 7 p.m. meeting of the school board last night.
      b. Debate over a possible property-tax increase dominated discussion at the meeting of the school board last night.
      c. Debate over a possible Property-Tax increase dominated discussion at the seven p.m. meeting of the school board last night.
      d. Debate over a possible Property-Tax increase dominated discussion at the seven p-m meeting of the school board last night.
  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. Laura McKinney, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, said tuition rates would have to raise 2 % to cover anticipated increases in energy costs next year.
      b. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Laura McKinney said tuition rates would have to rise two % to cover anticipated increases in energy costs next year.
      c. Laura McKinney, assistant vice chancellor for business affairs, said tuition rates would have to raise 2 percent to cover anticipated increases in energy costs next year.
      d. Vice Chancellor Laura McKinney said tuition rates would have to rise two percent to cover anticipated increases in energy costs 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. The President’s speech on Iraq will begin at 12 noon central time.
      b. The president’s speech on Iraq will begin at 12 noon Central time.
      c. The president’s speech on Iraq will begin at 12 noon Central Ttime.
      d. The Presidents speech on Iraq will begin at noon central time.
  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. Mrs. Wilma Cook, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, said business leaders are united in their opposition to the tax hike.
      b. Mrs. Thomas Cook, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, said business leaders are united in their opposition to the Tax Hike.
      c. Chamber of Commerce President Wilma Cook said business leaders are united in their opposition to the tax hike.
      d. Wilma Cook, the President of the chamber of commerce, said business leaders are united in their opposition to the tax hike.
  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. Rep. Jane Burke said serving in the United States House of Representatives is not as much fun as it used to be.
      b. Congresswoman Jane Burke, D-Ala., said serving in the U.S. House of Representatives is not as much fun as it used to be.
      c. Representative Jane Burke said serving in the U-S House of Representatives is not as much fun as it used to be.
      d. Cong. Jane Burke, D-Ala., said serving in the U.S. house of representatives is not as much fun as it used to be.
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