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January, 2009


January 30, 2009  3:28 PM

Writing for Business – apostrophes in academic degrees?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
academic degrees, apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The successful candidate will have a ___________ in Communications. a. master's degree b....

January 27, 2009  8:43 PM

Writing for Business – titles and capitalization



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, Quiz, titles

typing Which is correct? Our ______, Barack Obama, is actively exploring the potential of open source software for...


January 27, 2009  8:08 PM

Writing for business – busing or bussing?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, busing or bussing, CIO, spelling

typing Which is correct? We will be ______ employees from the office to the convention. a. busing b....


January 27, 2009  12:14 PM

Writing for business – numbers and dimensions



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, dimensions, numbers

typing Which is correct? The hiring manager has a stack of resumes ______ high. a. 2 feet b. two...


January 25, 2009  5:35 PM

Writing for Business — plural dates



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, dates, decades

typing Which is correct? Arthur L. Samuel of IBM's Watson Research Center coined the term personal computer...


January 22, 2009  1:48 AM

Writing for Business – introductory phrases



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, introductory phrases, misplaced modifiers

What's wrong with this sentence? Once infected, the worm turns off Windows Update services, thereby preventing the machine from obtaining the very patch that would have prevented the initial exploit.


January 19, 2009  6:42 PM

Writing for Business – Comma abuse



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, compound predicates

The new and improved Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings _________________ getting a lot of attention. a. look a lot different than they used to, and are b. look a lot different than they used to and are


January 19, 2009  4:58 PM

Writing for Business – liable, libel



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, libel, spelling

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January 13, 2009  7:24 PM

Writing for business – me or myself?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, me or myself, Quiz, reflexive pronouns

typing Which is correct? I designed the new space to please ____ as much as I designed it to please the client. a....


January 13, 2009  7:02 PM

Writing for Business — modifier placement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, misplaced modifiers, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The code __________________________. a. needs to be rewritten badly b. badly needs to be...


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