U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
Read the following passage and identify the line that contains an error in spelling, grammar or usage, according to the AP Stylebook.
a. I found an opening in my schedule to come see you next Friday; however, from
b. what I under stand, you’ll still be out of town at that point. Please let my assistant
c. know when your next available so she can pencil me in — the sooner the better.
d. b and c
e. a and b
Compare the following manuscript copy to the final proof copy and identify the line in the proof copy that contains an error.
Darling, Helga L. Ext. 2331 email@example.com
Hilyam, Harper S. Ext 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org
Offhart, Nellie A. Ext 3323 email@example.com
Parvcel, Jerome M. Ext 3330 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralston, Lucrezia F. Ext 2393 email@example.com
a. Darling, Helga L. Ext. 2331 firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Hilyam, Harper S. Ext 2535 email@example.com
c. Offhart, Nellie A. Ext 3323 firstname.lastname@example.org
d. Parvcel, Jerome M. Ext 3330 email@example.com
e. All of the above.
Which of the following phrases is capitalized incorrectly, according to the AP Stylebook?
a. the gypsies of Eastern Europe
b. Beethoven’s Serenade for Flute
c. Nobel Prize in literature
d. the queen mother
Fill in the following passage with the correct sequence of abbreviated or unabbreviated words, in accordance with the AP Stylebook.
The master of ceremonies then announced, ” ________ Herbert and ________ Linwald would now like to share a few thoughts with the audience.”
a. Gov. / Dr.
b. Governor / Doctor
c. Gov. / Doctor
d. Governor / Dr.
Which of the following sentences contains an error in capitalization, according to the AP Stylebook?
a. Every modern business should have a presence on the World Wide Web.
b. A well-designed Website helps portray a professional, up-to-date image.
c. Populating Web pages with quality content and using internet marketing techniques can help a company build a global presence.
d. Companies should also take advantage of the many social networking sites on the Net.
Fill in the following passage with the correct sequence of numerals, words or phrases, in accordance with the AP Stylebook.
The group of ________bowlers, who were all in their ________ , brought in scores that included _________ and __________.
a. one hundred / ’40s / ten 289s / six 300s
b. a hundred / 40s / 10 289’s / 6 300’s
c. 100 / 40s / 10 289s / six 300s
d. 100 / 40’s / ten 289’s / six 300’s
Fill in the following passage with the correct sequence of abbreviated or unabbreviated words or phrases, in accordance with the AP Stylebook.
The hostess required us to send in our ________ card by ________ 26.
a. rsvp / Apr.
b. RSVP / April
c. RSVP / Apr.
d. r.s.v.p. / April
Which of the following three words can be abbreviated when used with a numbered address, according to the AP Stylebook?
a. Road, Terrace, Street
b. Drive, Circle, Boulevard
c. Street, Drive, Avenue
d. Avenue, Boulevard, Street