Which of the following options uses the Guess tag correctly? Type A, B, or C in the box below.
A) He’s a former member of the National Association of [Government?] [Archives?] and Records Administrators.
B) The apple [fell] from the tree and landed on his [foot].
C) He failed his [arithmetic class?] but aced advanced [chemistry?].
Answer: C [Type C in the box]
Option C is correct because according to the Clean Verbatim Style Guide?
If you’re not sure what is said but you can make a reasonable guess that fits the context, put your guess, followed by a question mark, into brackets: [your text here?] . Unlike the other tags, the Guess tag is formatted (i.e., capitalized or not) to reflect your guess. The text within the tag can comprise a single word, like [this?] , or it may be a short phrase, [something like this?]. The full guess goes into one tag.
She vacationed in [Mongolia?] and [Siberia?] for spring break [last year?].
If you can’t tell if a speaker is saying one thing or another, DO NOT put two guesses within the same tag. Decide what is most fitting based on context.
No → He gave away [three/free?] kittens.
Yes → He gave away [three?] kittens.
Yes → He gave away [free?] kittens.