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UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)

1. Read the following passage and select the option that illustrates the best course of action for an editor to take. 1)Delilah's twenty page tale of derring do 2)delighted the dignitaries who stamped their 3)feet in approval. Reading from a dais draped 4)in crepe, she felt like a modern day Scheherazade. Answers: Edit lines (1) [...]

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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)

1. Identify the sentence that illustrates clear pronoun reference. Answers: After putting the silverware in the cabinet, Mabel sold it. The clowns told the acrobats that they would receive a bonus after the performance. Rhonda filed a complaint with the police, but they were unresponsive. We called Dr. Arnold's office all day, but he never [...]

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UK English Basic Skills Test

1. Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech. 'Sharon must go to the bank today', said Albert. Answers: Albert says Sharon will have to go to the bank today. Albert said Sharon has to go to the bank today. Albert says Sharon must go to the bank today. Albert said Sharon had [...]

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U.S. Word Usage Test

1. Which of the following words refers to a state of immobility? Answers: Stationery Stationary 2. Which of the following similar words is the better choice when referring to something that promotes health? Answers: Healthy Healthful 3. The word "______________" means to convey an additional, nuanced meaning of a word, whereas the word "______________" specifies [...]

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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test

1. Complete the following sentence by selecting the option that correctly uses double and/or single quotation marks. Amanda adamantly declared that ______________ Answers: 'she would never speak to Adam again.' "she would never speak to Adam again." she would never speak to Adam again. "she would never speak to Adam again"! 2. Select the option [...]

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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)

1. Which of the following sentences contains an error in punctuation? Answers: Alice intended to climb the mountain; however, she changed her mind once she'd seen the weather forecast. "You're nuts," said Brindel, "and we refuse to take any more orders from you. No Swimming — piranhas congregate here! I read Nathan's manual, entitled "How [...]

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U.S. English Basic Skills Test

1. Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions? Answers: Celine lives on Arthur Street; however, she works on Beatrice Boulevard. I would eat a peach every day if I could, nor the doctor told me I couldn't. Will Gertrude play the piano or an harp at the concert? Although she [...]

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)

1. Which of the following sentences does NOT require editing to correct errors in word choice, word usage or spelling? Answers: He told jokes for half an hour before finally homing in on the point of his lecture. The mayor really hit the nail on the head with his idea - it's the idyllic solution. [...]

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Technical Writing Skills Certification

1. A technical report should contain the following: Answers: Headings Biodata of the writer Factual information Graphics, wherever possible Non-technical content Fuzzy logic 2. An "Executive Summary" can be part of a: Answers: Business Proposal Control Plan Investment Plan Business Plan 3. Which of the following are the characteristic features of "Plain English?" Answers: Keeping [...]

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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)

1. The removal of the copyright tag-line means the work is no longer protected by copyright. Answers: True False 2. What are "Google alerts"? Answers: A ringtone from Google A doorbell as a prize for being a loyal Google customer Pinging of your website by Google every time you use Yahoo and MSN instead of [...]

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