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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 verbs






2. Lookers






3. That






4. Kicker heads






5. Types of headlines






6. Who - He/she






7. Passive voice






8. Side-saddle head






9. How to break sentence






10. Antecedent






11. en dash






12. Dangling modifiers






13. Restrictive modifier






14. How many prepositional phrases per sentence?






15. Headline rules






16. Smother verb (example)






17. Nominative case






18. Whom - Him/her






19. Four rules of subjunctive case






20. em dash






21. Label head






22. Commas replace (headlines)






23. Drop heads






24. Pronoun/antecedent agreement






25. Straightforward headline






26. Possessive case






27. Noun strings






28. Hammer head






29. Objective case






30. Nonrestrictive modifier






31. Squinting modifiers






32. Jargon






33. Parallel structure






34. Functions of headline






35. Hints something needs editing






36. Hookers






37. Use commas with (what words)






38. Use of he/she






39. Max sentence length