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August, 2009


August 31, 2009  1:21 PM

Begging the question or raising it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
begging the question, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, logical fallacies, Quiz, word meanings

typing Which is correct? Because cyberbullying occurs outside the school, the situation ______ the question of whether...

August 28, 2009  6:12 PM

RT stands for “retweet”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

Retweet is a Twitter term that means to rebroadcast a message that someone else wrote (I say "someone else" but I have also seen people retweeting their own messages. Which always seems like cheating.) Retweeting is complimentary to the original tweeter and helps get them and their messages out to...


August 28, 2009  4:13 PM

Less or fewer?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, less or fewer, quantities, Quiz

typing Which is correct? I use disposable email accounts because I'm trying to get ____ junk messages in my main...


August 27, 2009  1:12 PM

Perspective / prospective



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, perspective / prospective, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Accurately portraying _________ is a challenging aspect of 3-D graphic art. a....


August 26, 2009  4:13 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons / semicolons, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, sentence structure

typing Which is correct? Every day, most people use one or more of these types of _______ estimation, educated guesses...


August 25, 2009  1:37 PM

Bare in mind or bear in mind?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
homonyms

________ in mind that using a larger label which will increase the cost of your barcode initiative. a. bear b. bare Which is correct?


August 24, 2009  4:02 PM

“One in three has” or “one in three have?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Quiz, subject-verb agreement

typing Which is correct? One in three end users ____ a wireless home network. a. has b....


August 20, 2009  2:17 PM

More so or moreso?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound words, moreso / more so, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The ability to


August 19, 2009  1:11 PM

Continuous or continual?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, continual or continuous, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The breach attempts were apparently random but _______. a. continuous b....


August 18, 2009  1:20 PM

Anymore or any more?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
anymore or any more, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, compound words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The music industry is in flux because so many people don't buy music on CDs ________. a. any...


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