Adviser Update Summer 2016 - Page 48

Quiz Grammar and Usage The Dow Jones News Fund offers paid, prestigious summer internships in digital media, business reporting, news editing and data journalism for digitally savvy college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Take this sample grammar and usage quiz from a previous year’s exam. For more information about the Dow Jones News Fund’s internship programs, visit dowjonesnewsfund.org. 1. He said the editor didn’t know who/whom was best qualified to handle the story. 2. The choice for the top two posts was among/between Smith and Jones and Miller and Sanders. 3. The reporter dived/dove into the story with her usual aplomb. 4. The publisher was quick to flaunt/flout her superior intellect. 5. The editor believed firmly in the principals/principles of the First Amendment. 6. He recorded a record 21 strike outs/strikeouts in the baseball game. 7. Because he arrived late, the photographer didn’t know who/whom to shoot at the party. 8. He was the one reporter who would hoard/horde every document he ever received. 9. Its/It’s up to the publisher to pick the winning entry. 10. The photo, that/which I hadn’t seen, ended up on page one. 11. The contest raised between $5 and $7 million/$5 million and $7 million for the hospital. 12. The publisher was quick to show everyone his embossed stationary/ stationery. 13. The publisher was not very discreet/discrete in some of his dealings with clients. 14. The assignment is available for whoever/whomever wants to take it. 15. A couple/couple of photos were removed after the first edition was printed. 16. Seven stories are/is the average number the editor rejects every day. 17. Copy editors won’t be affected/effected by the planned layoffs at the newspaper. 18. Their/There/They’re not planning to attend the staff picnic next week. 19. Advertising linage/lineage was down about 20 percent in the first quarter. 20. The reporter asserted that her politics was/were her own business. Answers: 1. who; 2. between; 3. dived; 4. flaunt; 5. principles; 6. strikeouts; 7. whom; 8. hoard; 9. It’s; 10. which; 11. $5 million and $7 million; 12. stationery; 13. discreet; 14. whoever; 15. couple of; 16. is; 17. affected; 18. They’re; 19. linage; 20.were Quiz 1. He said the editor didn’t know who/whom was best qualified to handle the story. Grammar and Usage 2. The choice for the top two posts was among/between Smith and Jones and Miller and Sanders. 3. The reporter dived/dove into the story with her usual aplomb. 4. The publisher was quick to flaunt/flout her superior intellect. 5. The editor believed firmly in the principals/principles of the First Amendment. 6. !ɕɑɕɐāɥ̽ɥ́ѡ͕(ܸ ͔ɥٕєѡѽɅȁeЁ܁ݡݡѼ)͡ЁЁѡ((ก!݅́ѡɕѕȁݡݽձɐɑٕ䁑յЁ)ٕȁɕٕ)Q܁)́9́չ)́ɕѥ)յȁѕɹ́͡)хͥ)ɕѥ́ѥ)фɹʹȁх)ͅ䁍չ̰)͕́ɅՅє)Ց̸((丁%̽%ӊéѼѡՉ͡ȁѼѡݥ(QѼѡнݡ$eЁ͕(ĸQѕЁɅ͕ݕԁ܁ԁ)ȁѡх((ȸQՉ͡ȁ݅́եѼ͡܁ٕ役͕́хѥ)хѥ()Qѡ́ͅɅ)ͅե聙ɽ)ɕ٥́啅ˊéᅴ((̸QՉ͡ȁ݅́Ёٕ䁑͍ɕн͍ɕєͽ́()ȁɔɵѥ)ѡ܁)́9́չe)ѕɹ͡ɽɅ̰٥ͥ)ݩ͹͙չɜ((иQͥЁ́مȁݡٕȽݡٕȁ݅́Ѽхи()ݥѠ̸((Ըѽ́ݕɔɕٕѕȁѡЁѥ݅)ɥѕ((ظMٕѽɥ́ɔ́ѡٕɅյȁѡѽȁɕٕ́䁑(ܸ 䁕ѽ́ݽeЁѕѕѡ彙́)ѡȸ(กQȽQɔQeɔЁѼѕѡх)ݕ((丁ٕѥͥ݅́ݸЀɍЁѡ)Յѕȸ((Qɕѕȁ͕ѕѡЁȁѥ́݅̽ݕɔȁݸ̸ͥ)ݕĸݡȸݕ̸ٕиչԸɥظɥܸݡกɐ(丁%ӊeݡĸԁ܁ȸхѥ̸͍ɕиݡٕԸ)ظܸѕกQeɔ丁ݕɔ((0