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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. Who - He/she






2. Antecedent






3. em dash






4. How to break sentence






5. Types of headlines






6. Label head






7. Headline rules


8. Straightforward headline






9. Hookers


10. Dangling modifiers






11. Squinting modifiers






12. Passive voice






13. Smother verb (example)






14. Pronoun/antecedent agreement






15. Functions of headline


16. Hints something needs editing






17. Hammer head






18. Drop heads






19. Nominative case






20. Side-saddle head






21. Kicker heads






22. Commas replace (headlines)






23. Four rules of subjunctive case






24. Whom - Him/her






25. Restrictive modifier






26. Lookers






27. en dash






28. Possessive case






29. Objective case






30. That






31. Parallel structure






32. Noun strings






33. How many prepositional phrases per sentence?






34. Max sentence length






35. Use of he/she






36. Use commas with (what words)






37. Jargon


38. Smother verbs






39. Nonrestrictive modifier