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A copy editor revises the material & corrects it. Our fun ' Copy editing test trivia quiz!' will check your working knowledge of basic English grammar. Do you possess enough English skills to answer our questions correctly? The questions below are the kinds of style questions you might encounter from time to time on the job. We ask you to check the boxes next to the answer you think is correct. Try your best to get a high score. Let's see how well you perform. We wish you all the best Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He ordered ___________ worth of cookies from Corner Bakery.

    • A.

      A hundred dollars

    • B.

      $100

    • C.

      One hundred dollars

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. $100
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $100. This amount represents the value of cookies that he ordered from Corner Bakery.

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  • 2. 

    He was __________ attempted murder.

    • A.

      Charged with

    • B.

      Charged with allegedly

    • C.

      Legally charged with

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Charged with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "charged with." This phrase is commonly used in legal contexts to indicate that someone has been formally accused of a crime or offense. In this case, the person in question is being accused of attempted murder. The phrase "charged with allegedly" is incorrect because it is redundant to use both "charged with" and "allegedly" together. "Legally charged with" is also incorrect because the term "charged with" already implies a legal accusation.

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  • 3. 

    Let me see whether I can ____________ a pair of tickets to Pearl Jam.

    • A.

      Wiggle

    • B.

      Wrangle

    • C.

      Wangle

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Wangle
    Explanation
    "Wangle" means to manipulate or maneuver in order to achieve something, often by clever or devious means. In this context, the speaker is trying to secure a pair of tickets to Pearl Jam, suggesting they will attempt various strategies to obtain them, perhaps through persuasion or negotiation.

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  • 4. 

    Kuwait ordered 16 new ____________.

    • A.

      747s

    • B.

      747's

    • C.

      74'7s

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. 747s
    Explanation
    Kuwait ordered 16 new 747s. This indicates that Kuwait has placed an order for 16 brand new Boeing 747 aircraft. The correct answer is "747s" because it is the only option that correctly represents the plural form of "747" without any possessive or incorrect punctuation.

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  • 5. 

    The $1 million donation from the industrialist did not ______ my vote against the "Clean Air Act."

    • A.

      Effect

    • B.

      Affect

    • C.

      None of the above

    • D.

      Exert

    Correct Answer
    B. Affect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "affect." In this sentence, the speaker is saying that the $1 million donation did not influence or change their vote against the "Clean Air Act." "Affect" is the correct verb to use in this context, as it means to have an impact or influence on something.

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  • 6. 

    Joe and Pete are going to have an early-morning surf session that _______ going to remember for years.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      There

    • C.

      They're

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. They're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "they're". This is a contraction of "they are" and is the appropriate choice to indicate that Joe and Pete are going to have a memorable surf session.

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  • 7. 

    I can't believe ___ the end of the day already.

    • A.

      Its

    • B.

      It's

    • C.

      He's / hers 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. It's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it's." In this sentence, "it's" is a contraction of "it is." The speaker is expressing surprise or disbelief that the end of the day has already arrived.

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  • 8. 

    She hasn't ____________ a hand on him since Tuesday.

    • A.

      Laid

    • B.

      Lay

    • C.

      Lain

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Laid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "laid". This is because "laid" is the past tense of the verb "lay", which means to place something down. In the given sentence, the use of the past tense suggests that she has placed a hand on him in the past, but has not done so since Tuesday.

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  • 9. 

    Neither Hannah nor her sisters __________ been to the movie "Hannah and Her Sisters."

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because the subject "Hannah and her sisters" is plural, so the verb should also be plural. "Have" is the plural form of the verb "to have."

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  • 10. 

    The kicking game, as well as the running game, _________________________.

    • A.

      Are entirely different matters

    • B.

      Is an entirely different matter

    • C.

      Is a big matter

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Are entirely different matters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are entirely different matters." This means that the kicking game and the running game are completely separate and distinct from each other. They require different skills, strategies, and techniques. It implies that one cannot be used to describe or explain the other as they are unrelated and should be considered separately.

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