Your Friday Quiz

Writing skills are essential when you’re writing police reports. As you climb the career ladder in law enforcement, writing skills become even more important.

Here’s a short quiz that will help you avoid some common mistakes. Answers and explanations are posted below.

1.  That miniscule tear on her jacket turned out to be an important clue.

2.  The blizzard wrecked havoc on our travel plans for the conference in Texas.

3.  I warned the boys not to step foot on Mr. Baker’s perfectly maintained lawn.

4.  While I was interviewing Flannery, I saw a women watching us through an upstairs window.

Bonus question: Rewrite this sentence in modern criminal justice style:

The abovementioned suspect is now in custody.

ANSWERS:

That minuscule tear on her jacket turned out to be an important clue.  [Look for the word minus, and you’ll always spell minuscule correctly!]

The blizzard wreaked havoc on our travel plans for the conference in Texas.

I warned the boys not to set foot on Mr. Baker’s perfectly maintained lawn.

While I was interviewing Flannery, I saw a woman watching us through an upstairs window.  [Be careful not to confuse woman and women.]

Bonus question: This suspect is now in custody.

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