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September, 2009


September 30, 2009  4:41 PM

When should you use commas with “such as” and “including”?

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Which is correct? We have received expressions of concern about wiretap Trojans from various _________ the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Privacy Coalition. a. groups, including b. groups including

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September 29, 2009  5:23 PM

Collective nouns and subject – verb agreement

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Which is correct? As the prevalence of VoIP increases, so ____ the number of attempts to exploit it. a. do b. does Continued...

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September 28, 2009  2:41 PM

Take a different tact — or tack?

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Which is correct? When we learned that our relaxed approach to VoIP security made us more vulnerable to corporate espionage, we decided it was time to take a different ____. a. tack b. tact

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September 25, 2009  12:59 PM

Do plural dates take an apostrophe?

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Which is correct? The IEEE was formed in the _____ when the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) combined. a. 1960's b. 1960s

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September 24, 2009  11:17 AM

Pricing — is it competitive, aggressive or predatory?

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Which is correct? We will be pricing the system ________ to get a jump on the market. a. competitively b. aggressively

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September 23, 2009  12:47 PM

“Composed of” or “comprised of”?

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Which is correct? An ODS may be ___________ various types of data that must connect to different components of an information system. a. composed of b. comprised of

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September 22, 2009  1:30 PM

If a deadline’s moved forward is it earlier or later?

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Which is correct? The compliance deadline has been moved forward, so all reporting is due two months _____ than the original date. a. later b. earlier

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September 21, 2009  2:42 PM

Titles and capitalization

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Which is correct? According to James Campbell, _______________, deploying an SIM system probably means you'll also need to hire someone to manage it. a. Vice President of Security b. vice president of security

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September 18, 2009  1:57 PM

It’s or its?

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Which is correct? Augmented reality seems futuristic but ____ potential has already begun to be realized. a. its b. it's Continued »


September 17, 2009  3:12 PM

If only I knew where to put “only”

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typing Which is correct? The hiring manager said she was _______________________ who had the hard skills specified in...


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