Posted by: episystechpubs | August 30, 2012

Editor’s Corner: Answer Time!

Wow! What a turnout! I’m shocked at how many of you like quizzes. I think that’s considered an illness in some states.

Today’s total number of responses: 132. The number of responses per option:

1. ABA – 10

2. AAA – 95

3. BAA – 13

4. AAB – 11

5. BAB – 3

The correct answers (bold) and the explanations (from GrammarBook.com):

A) Meryl asked, "What time will you be coming home from work this evening?"

B) Meryl asked, "What time will you be coming home from work this evening"?

Explanation: The question mark belongs inside the quotation marks with the question itself.

A) Each time the company publishes its new catalog, online orders increase by 50 percent.

B) Each time the company publishes it’s new catalog, online orders increase by 50 percent.

Explanation: "Its" is a possessive pronoun. "It’s" is a contraction for "it is."

A) She is very self-conscious about her appearance.

B) She is very self conscious about her appearance.

Explanation: Hyphenate all compound words having "self" as the prefix.

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