Reporter preferences

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e.g. Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters
Slashes in date (04/21/19)
Dashes in date (04–21-19)
If witness says "eight o'clock"
If witness says “two million dollars”
Which do you prefer when a speaker does NOT say the word “dollar” with the first dollar amount in a series of dollar amounts, but it is clear that the speaker is referring to currency?
When a speaker does not say the decade (e.g. does not say “ninety”), which do you prefer?
Date form (comma or no comma)
When referring to decades
Capitalize “Counsel” if it can be replaced by a name (Repeat that, Counsel/John.)
Capitalize the following: North, South, East, West (up North / up north)
Which comma series style do you prefer?
Comma before final "too" (She was there, too.)
Which do you prefer in an answer to a question?
Do you like [sic] to be written in the transcript when the speaker is clearly misstating a name or date, for instance?
When witness spells out a word (e.g. It is spelled D-O-N-U-T.)
Choose two.
Series of short questions
After colloquy, the attorney resumes his Q&A
“Correct” or “right” at the end of a question
“Is that right” or “is that correct” at the end of a question
Question at the end of a sentence
Objection preference in colloquy
Always surround the year in a date with commas? (e.g. April 7, 2019, is the date today.)
Keep together / avoid splitting these words between two lines:
Choose all that apply.
Spelling & Capitalization
Choose one for every group.