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Set 4 - Lesson 20  - Answer Key

Exercise A:  X the letters that should not be capitalized.

1. Here comes Jim's mother with a cart. 6. Carla had to go to the library to get cook books.
2. The crowd at the game could not hear the p.a. system. 7. Jerry went to the Metro Library to get "Cooking is Fun."
3. I read "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" last week. 8. The crowd booed the ump when he made a bad call.
4. I like Florida State, but I live in another state. 9. Did my father call while I was out?
5. The state police in Iowa stop a lot of speeders. 10. Polly added cereal, milk, crackers and salt to the list.

Exercise B:  Put capital letters where they should be in the following terms.

1. B. F. Goodrich 3. Lon Chaney, Jr. 5. the Pepsi spirit 7. A.C.L.U. 9. The PA Lottery is o.k.
2. The Wall Street Journal 4. Empire State Building 6. Good to the last drop. 8. I started an IRA . 10. Alberta, Can. has snow already.

Examination: All capital letters have been left out of this letter.  Put them where they belong.

October 12, 1995

T. J. Tucker, Chairman

The Crawford Building, Suite 8623

3345 West Broad Street

Franklin, TN   43235

Loyal stockholders,

   I'm taking this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued moral support in the on-going struggle with Namaguchi Industries for control of Preston Paper and Notepads, Inc.  Since May 18 of last year, we have seen profits decline by 38 percent.  Morgan and Morgan, our accountants, tell me that projected profits for this quarter have dropped to $567,000.  We have had to close our pulp mill in Fayette, AR, because of higher labor costs and lowered production. 

   The FTC is investigating Namaguchi for possible stock manipulation, but we cannot depend on a favorable resolution of that matter to solve our overall problem -- a shrinking customer base.  What we need is a new product -- something innovative, something profitable, something to grab the public's imagination.  Since you are all part of the PP&N family, I am asking that you think long and hard on this matter and submit your ideas and suggestions,  regardless of how outlandish they may seem.  We will meet next week, October 19, to see what you have come up with.  Until then, think hard and may the force be with you.

Faithfully yours,

Jacob R. Preston, Sr.


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