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March, 2009


March 6, 2009  4:07 PM

Comma before “Inc.” or not?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct? ___________ is an online retailer. a. Amazon.com Inc. b. Amazon.com,...

March 5, 2009  1:54 PM

Common Grammar Mistakes – idomatic expressions

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Which is correct? They not only offer clients accurate data insights, they allow them to _________ if the campaign isn't working. a. change tack b. change tact

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March 5, 2009  1:35 PM

Common Grammar Mistakes – idiomatic expressions

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Which is correct? We have been directed to _________ on cost-cutting initiatives. a. home in b. hone in Continued »


March 5, 2009  1:06 PM

Common Grammar Mistakes – Pronouns

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Which is correct? Microsoft has announced that ________ testing a new search engine called Kumo. a. it is b. they are Continued »


March 4, 2009  10:11 PM

Plurals and possessives

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typing Which is correct? According to your contract, you're required to give _________ notice. a. two weeks b. two...


March 4, 2009  5:24 PM

Which is correct — flack or flak?

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typing Which is correct? The CEO knew she was likely to get some ______ over her substantial bonus. a. flak b....


March 3, 2009  7:32 PM

Prepositions — off or off of?

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typing Which is correct? It can take as long as a year before a product moves ______ the factory floor. a. off...


March 2, 2009  5:43 PM

Expressing numbers and percentages

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typing Which is correct? ____________ of CCTV cameras in the U.K. are in public locations. a. Ninety to 95...


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