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Proofreading Marks

  • Answer 15 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. Space - A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

2. Insert apostrophe - To insert an apostrophe where the arrow points.

3. Spell out - Specify - explain in detail

4. Set in lowercase - To make a uppercase/big letter

5. Insert Comma - To insert a comma where the arrow points.

6. Let stand - To leave it alone.

7. Move left - To move a letter or word to the left.

8. Caret - A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text

9. Transpose - Cause to change places

10. Close up/Bring together - To bring two letters together; to delete a space

11. Set in capitals - To make a whole word uppercase

12. Delete - To erase - wipe out - cut out

13. Move right - To move a letter or word to the right

14. Insert a period - To place a period

15. Begin a new paragraph - To tab the first sentence over - to make new paragraph