Sharpen Your Pencils!
To start off 2019, let’s take an editing and proofreading quiz. This is the first of a series of workouts that will test your editing knowledge and proofreading skills.
Hint: Each numbered example includes no more than one error.
Another hint: Some of the examples are wrong by just about any standard. Others are contrary to Chicago style but may be correct according to other styles (see the disclaimer below).
Take the quiz—and then read the results to see how you did.
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Note: Style guides and dictionaries sometimes disagree. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.
Chicago Style Workout 33: Editing and Proofreading Quiz No. 1
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3 thoughts on “Chicago Style Workout 33: Editing and Proofreading Quiz No. 1”
How can you assume the movie wasn’t described in the previous sentence?? I assumed it was!
#9: No one would write that sentence using “noon” and “midnight.” The question seems like it is asking about punctuation, not a rewrite.
In fact the whole point of the sentence was about the confusion over when 12 am occurs.
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