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News Copy Editing

Instructions:
  • Answer 39 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Smother verb (example)






2. Jargon






3. em dash






4. Lookers






5. Smother verbs






6. Passive voice






7. Use of he/she






8. Possessive case






9. Restrictive modifier






10. Drop heads






11. Pronoun/antecedent agreement






12. Side-saddle head






13. Squinting modifiers






14. Label head






15. Antecedent






16. en dash






17. Kicker heads






18. Hammer head






19. Nominative case






20. Hookers






21. Objective case






22. Who - He/she






23. Types of headlines






24. Four rules of subjunctive case






25. Max sentence length






26. Dangling modifiers






27. Nonrestrictive modifier






28. Functions of headline






29. Whom - Him/her






30. How to break sentence






31. Parallel structure






32. Hints something needs editing






33. How many prepositional phrases per sentence?






34. Straightforward headline






35. Headline rules






36. Commas replace (headlines)






37. That






38. Use commas with (what words)






39. Noun strings