problem 1: prepare brief definitions or descriptions of the given ten words or terms, describing your answer with illustrations where suitable:
h) Indirect quotes
problem 2: Harold Evans uses the expression ‘Background for Intelligibility’ or ‘Background for Interest’. What does he mean by this? Give illustrations of how a text editor can add value and meaning to any story or piece of copy.
problem 3: What do you understand by the phrase headline vocabulary, and why are synonyms so significant for the sub-editor?
Propose synonyms for the given five words: Prohibit, Repudiate, Accomplish, Extinguish and Oppose.
problem 4: Here is a series of related words, which have decidedly different meanings and are frequently misunderstood or misused.
Define each word and elucidate the difference between them:
a) Vane, vein and vain
b) Foreword, forward
c) Frees, freeze, frieze
d) Heroin, heroine
e) Idle, idol, idyl
f) Lessen, lesson
g) Liar, lyre
h) Mall, maul, moll
problem 5: Real subbing is the ability to weave altogether separate sections and strands of a story and to integrate the background creatively. Describe the processes you would go via to handle a running story.
problem 6: Describe what is meant by loose sentences, periodic sentences and balanced sentences, giving illustrations of each.