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All right, or alright?

All right

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Alot or a lot?

A lot

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Percent or %?

Percent

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Give me a sports score with one team having 2 and another having 13.

13-2

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How do you tell the title of a play, book, etc?
Instead of what are you using them?

Parentheses
Italics

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What person should you write in?

3rd

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When should you not write in 3rd person?

Editorials

7

When can the word "here" be used?

Never

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What is the "when" policy?

Never start the story with the "when."

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Put these three things in a sentence telling that you ate them: cherries crackers cookies

I ate cherries, crackers, and cookies.

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Tell me two correct ways and one incorrect way to talk about Mrs. Johnson catching someone eating strawberries and punishment.

Johnson said that if students are caught eating strawberries, they will be punished.
...a student is caught eating strawberries, he or she will be ...
... Student is caught eating strawberries, they will be ...

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What is the exclamation point policy?

Only in quotes where the source is undoubtedly yelling or very excited

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Policy talking about types of schools, such as secondary.

No abbreviations, no capitals, two words

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Comma with names policy

Don't use commas to separate a person's name from the description proceeding it unless the sentence would be fine without it

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Thinks policy

Said she thinks

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What tense should you write a news story in?

Past tense

16

Said and name order policy

Name said, unless there is a long description

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Quote and attribution order

Quote, then attribution

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Where does a quote go?

In its own paragraph

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States' names abbreviations

No abbreviation when standing alone
Abbreviate with a city

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States and commas talking about them seeing Nashville, and going home.

After seeing Nashville, tn, they went home.

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Use of the word Texas when describing cities

Don't use it, unless it is in a story with towns outside of Texas as well

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Street abbreviations

Abbreviate it only when there is a house number

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Month abbreviations

With a specific date, abbreviate
Don't abbreviate when standing alone

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Tell me how to say seven o'clock in the evening.

7 p.m.

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When to spell out and when to use a numeral

Spell out single digit
Numerals for 10 and beyond

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Numerals for grades?

No

27

Numbers at the beginning of a sentence

Always spell out

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Job description capitalizations

Don't do it

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Identifying principals

Be specific, Bob.

30

When to use freshman and freshmen

Adjective uses the singular form

Freshman class

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When to use hyphens for grade levels

As adjectives, not as nouns

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Grade level capitalization

Don't do it

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How to identify Camille and Meyer Sunshine

freshman Camille Sunshine

third-grader Meyer Sunshine

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How to identify a person

First and last names the first time, with titles

Last name after that, along with doctor if applicable

If you have two of the same last name, use mr. And mrs. For adults