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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. Use of he/she






2. Use commas with (what words)






3. Dangling modifiers






4. Parallel structure






5. Nominative case






6. Objective case






7. Headline rules






8. Passive voice






9. Restrictive modifier






10. Straightforward headline






11. Noun strings






12. Whom - Him/her






13. Kicker heads






14. Side-saddle head






15. Possessive case






16. Lookers






17. Hammer head






18. Smother verb (example)






19. Max sentence length






20. Smother verbs






21. en dash






22. Squinting modifiers






23. How to break sentence






24. em dash






25. Four rules of subjunctive case






26. Hookers






27. How many prepositional phrases per sentence?






28. Types of headlines






29. Jargon






30. That






31. Drop heads






32. Who - He/she






33. Hints something needs editing






34. Label head






35. Commas replace (headlines)






36. Nonrestrictive modifier






37. Antecedent






38. Functions of headline






39. Pronoun/antecedent agreement