Flashcards in Stylebook Deck (35)
All right, or alright?
Alot or a lot?
Percent or %?
Give me a sports score with one team having 2 and another having 13.
How do you tell the title of a play, book, etc?
Instead of what are you using them?
What person should you write in?
When should you not write in 3rd person?
When can the word "here" be used?
What is the "when" policy?
Never start the story with the "when."
Put these three things in a sentence telling that you ate them: cherries crackers cookies
I ate cherries, crackers, and cookies.
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 ...
What is the exclamation point policy?
Only in quotes where the source is undoubtedly yelling or very excited
Policy talking about types of schools, such as secondary.
No abbreviations, no capitals, two words
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
Said she thinks
What tense should you write a news story in?
Said and name order policy
Name said, unless there is a long description
Quote and attribution order
Quote, then attribution
Where does a quote go?
In its own paragraph
States' names abbreviations
No abbreviation when standing alone
Abbreviate with a city
States and commas talking about them seeing Nashville, and going home.
After seeing Nashville, tn, they went home.
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
Abbreviate it only when there is a house number
With a specific date, abbreviate
Don't abbreviate when standing alone
Tell me how to say seven o'clock in the evening.
When to spell out and when to use a numeral
Spell out single digit
Numerals for 10 and beyond
Numerals for grades?
Numbers at the beginning of a sentence
Always spell out
Job description capitalizations
Don't do it
Be specific, Bob.
When to use freshman and freshmen
Adjective uses the singular form
When to use hyphens for grade levels
As adjectives, not as nouns
Grade level capitalization
Don't do it
How to identify Camille and Meyer Sunshine
freshman Camille Sunshine
third-grader Meyer Sunshine