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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 commas with (what words)






2. Dangling modifiers






3. Straightforward headline






4. Four rules of subjunctive case






5. Parallel structure






6. Lookers






7. Jargon






8. Possessive case






9. That






10. Passive voice






11. Hookers






12. Noun strings






13. Nonrestrictive modifier






14. en dash






15. Hammer head






16. Smother verbs






17. How to break sentence






18. Pronoun/antecedent agreement






19. Objective case






20. Hints something needs editing






21. em dash






22. Max sentence length






23. Types of headlines






24. Squinting modifiers






25. Label head






26. Commas replace (headlines)






27. Nominative case






28. Drop heads






29. Use of he/she






30. Headline rules






31. How many prepositional phrases per sentence?






32. Smother verb (example)






33. Whom - Him/her






34. Antecedent






35. Restrictive modifier






36. Functions of headline






37. Kicker heads






38. Who - He/she






39. Side-saddle head