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  1. Style Matters!Adventures in the 2nd edition of the AAMT Book of Style. Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of Industry Relations

  2. To hyphen or not to hyphen, what is your answer? He was found to have a T wave on his earlier EKG. He was found to have a T wave abnormality on his earlier EKG. 1

  3. To hyphen or not to hyphen, what is your answer? ANSWER: He was found to have a T wave on his earlier EKG. He was found to have a T-wave abnormality on his earlier EKG. Page 59. 1

  4. Which is the preferred style? TIS N0 M0 Tis N0 M0 TiS N0 M0 2

  5. Which is the preferred style? TIS N0 M0 Tis N0 M0 TiS N0 M0 ANSWER: Tis N0 M0 Page 55. 2

  6. She has a ____________ degree in political science. Bachelor’s bachelor’s bachelors 3

  7. She has a __________ degree in political science. Bachelor’s bachelor’s bachelors ANSWER: bachelor’s Page 35. 3

  8. Which is the preferred style? 5 x 3 x 2 cm lesion 5- x 3- x 2-cm lesion 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion 4

  9. Which is the preferred style? 5 x 3 x 2 cm lesion 5- x 3- x 2-cm lesion 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion ANSWER: 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion Page 96. 4

  10. She is not speaking to her ___________ at this time. ex-husband exhusband X-husband 5

  11. She is not speaking to her ___________ at this time. ex-husband exhusband X-husband ANSWER: ex-husband Pages 99, 164-165. 5

  12. What would you do with the following? Jane Doe, MT Mrs. Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith, MD: 6

  13. What would you do with the following? Jane Doe, MT Mrs. Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith, MD: ANSWERS: Jane Doe Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith: 6 Pages 65, 395, 114-115.

  14. Is the following punctuated correctly? John B. Smith, MD was his primary care doctor. 7

  15. Is the following punctuated correctly? John B. Smith, MD was his primary care doctor. ANSWER: No, a comma is needed after MD. Page 248. 7

  16. Which is the preferred style? 10 ml 10 ML 10 mL 8

  17. Which is the preferred style? 10 ml 10 ML 10 mL ANSWER: 10 mL Page 257. 8

  18. Which is the preferred style? pro time protime pro-time 9

  19. Which is the preferred style? pro time protime pro-time ANSWER: pro time Page 337. 9

  20. Does the following represent the correct use of capitalization? She is a Methodist who speaks excellent Chinese. 10

  21. Does the following represent the correct use of capitalization? She is a Methodist who speaks excellent Chinese. ANSWER: Yes. Page 367. 10

  22. The left biceps _______ (was or were) weak. 11

  23. The left biceps _______ (was or were) weak. ANSWER: was Page 378. 11

  24. The _________ (nonCMTs or non-CMTs) registered today. 12

  25. The _________ (nonCMTs or non-CMTs) registered today. ANSWER: non-CMTs Page 331. 12

  26. Bilaterally ________ (Babinski’s or Babinskis) were negative. 13

  27. Bilaterally ________ (Babinski’s or Babinskis) were negative. ANSWER: Babinskis Page 161. 13

  28. The fee for today’s office visit is only ________ ($25 or $25.00). 14

  29. The fee for today’s office visit is only ________ ($25 or $25.00). ANSWER: $25 Page 143. 14

  30. She moved to ________ (GA or Georgia) several years ago. 15

  31. She moved to ________ (GA or Georgia) several years ago. ANSWER: Georgia Page 190. 15

  32. Earlier 20 mEq _______ (was or were) given. 16

  33. Earlier 20 mEq _______ (was or were) given. ANSWER: was Page 275. 16

  34. The following represents preferred style? It was secured with a Ligaclip. 17

  35. The following represents preferred style? It was secured with a Ligaclip. ANSWER: Yes. Page 266. 17

  36. The cultures were negative ________. x3 X3 x 3 X 3 18

  37. The cultures were negative ________. x3 X3 x 3 X 3 ANSWER: x3 Page 427-428. 18

  38. Are the following sentences punctuated correctly? It is a medication-resistant infection. The infection was medication-resistant. 19

  39. Are the following sentences punctuated correctly? It is a medication-resistant infection. The infection was medication-resistant. ANSWER: Yes. Page 95. 19

  40. The Pap smear showed __________ • Ascus • ASCUS • ASK US 20

  41. The Pap smear showed __________ • Ascus • ASCUS • ASK US ANSWER: b. ASCUS Page 51. 20

  42. The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The medication was self-administered. 21

  43. The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The medication was self-administered. ANSWER: Yes Page 331. 21

  44. Demonstrate the following in preferred style. • Xylocaine with epinephrine 1:200,000 • I:E ratio 22

  45. Demonstrate the following in preferred style. • ANSWER: • Xylocaine with epinephrine 1:200,000 • I-to-E ratio • Page 348-349. 22

  46. Demonstrate the following in preferred style. • He visited the U.S. last year. • She wants to become a U.S. citizen. 23

  47. Demonstrate the following in preferred style. • ANSWER: • He visited the United States last year. • She wants to become a U.S. citizen. • Page 403. 23

  48. Which is the preferred style? Internet internet 24

  49. Which is the preferred style? Internet internet ANSWER: Internet Pages 104, 470. 24

  50. When dictated as “aeriation” - how would you transcribe it? aeriation aeration 25