Which statement best represents the power of the modern-day monster on readers?
a. readers learn to fear those who have exceptional physical strength and superhuman abilities.
b. the author challenges readers to identify the monster based on physical appearance.
c. the author reminds readers that the monster's only motive is to spread evil.
d. readers are forced to consider the possible monstrous actions inside of themselves, like hatred or prejudice.
the correct answer is:
i enjoy doing crossword puzzles from the new york times.
this sentence uses correctly the capitalization for the magazine is making reference of. the other ones are either mispelled, non capitalized (the smithsonian magazine), or using quotation marks incorrectly (moby d*ck should go without quotation marks.)
the abbreviation meanings are the following:
1) contraction (contr.)
2) obsolete (obs.)
3) greek (gr.)
4) anglo-saxon (as)
5) plural (pl.)
6) german (g.)
7) that is (i.e.)
8) colloquialism (colloq.)
9) following (ff.)
10) pronoun (pron.)
abbreviations in dictionaries give the reader additional information about a word, for instance, its origin or its grammar function.