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These five sentences have flubs that were caught before they made it into The Forum. See if you can find them.
1. The West Fargo School Board held their first open forum Wednesday night.
2. Falcon Research Group is a non-profit organization in Bow., Wash.
3. Lambeth is a long-time birder and retired University of North Dakota professor.
4. Alien broke ground on its 50,000 square-foot plant in October, 2005.
5. Paul Young's basement is ruined, victimized by six feet of water that poured in when Red River flood waters inundated Oakport Township.
1. The West Fargo School Board held its first open forum Wednesday night.
2. Falcon Research Group is a nonprofit organization in Bow., Wash.
AP Stylebook states: non- The rules of prefixes apply, but in general no hyphen when forming a compound that does not have special meaning and can be understood if not is used before the base word. Use a hyphen, however, before proper nouns or in awkward combinations, such as non-nuclear.
3. Lambeth is a longtime birder and retired University of North Dakota professor.
AP Stylebook states: long time, longtime They have known each other a long time. They are longtime partners.
4. Alien broke ground on its 50,000-square-foot plant in October 2005.
5. Paul Young's basement is ruined, victimized by 6 feet of water that poured in when Red River floodwaters inundated Oakport Township.
AP Stylebook states: dimensions Use figures and spell out inches, feet, yards, etc., to indicate depth, height, length and width. Hyphenate adjectival forms before nouns.
EXAMPLES: He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, the 5-foot-6-inch man, the 5-foot man, the basketball team signed a 7-footer.
The car is 17 feet long, 6 feet wide and 5 feet high. The rug is 9 feet by 12 feet, the 9-by-12 rug.
The storm left 5 inches of snow.
The building has 6,000 square feet of floor space.
Floodwaters is one word in the AP Stylebook.