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Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems ...
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Acme University action verb adjective and noun adverb modifying answering the question apostrophe appositive Avoid Better campaign candidate comma compound subjects confused conjunctive adverb considered coordinating conjunction Correct deadline dependent clause direct object editor exclamation mark following examples function gerunds governor graduate have/has/had hope hyphen indefinite pronoun independent clause clear indirect journalists jury mass communicators mayor means meeting modifying the verb newspaper nominative nonaction verb noun antecedent noun or pronoun parentheses participle past tense person photographer places or things plural verb pneumoconiosis predicate adjective predicate noun predicate pronoun prepositional phrase present tense principal problems public relations Pulitzer Prize punctuation question mark quotation marks refers relative pronoun Remember reporter requires the singular selected semicolons Senate sentence serves singular verb speech spelling story stylebook subordinating conjunction substitute television transitive verbs trite expressions words write or broadcast writers and broadcasters Wrong