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September, 2009


September 16, 2009  4:53 PM

Important tenets vs. important tenants

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Which is correct? An important ______ in security is that users should not have privileges they don't need to do their jobs. a. tenet b. tenant

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September 16, 2009  2:15 PM

Begging the question

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The following is published with the kind permission of author Wendalyn Nichols and the highly recommended  Copyediting.com. Ask the Editor: Would you please comment on the correct use of the phrase “begs the...


September 15, 2009  7:23 PM

Acronyms and initialisms — a MDM or an MDM?

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typing Which is correct? ___________ should be portable across all major mobile platforms. a. A MDM product b....


September 10, 2009  1:27 PM

Parallel structure in a series

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Is this sentence correct? Customers should use the web as a cost-effective support mechanism to make inquiries about products and services, to place orders, receive technical assistance and to resolve issues. a. yes b. no

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September 10, 2009  1:17 PM

All right or alright?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct? I had a lot of success with distance learning, so I felt _______ about missing out on the social aspects of school. a. alright b. all right Answer: b Explanation: Alright is not a word -- which is a little...


September 9, 2009  4:51 PM

Does a question mark go inside or outside of quotation marks?

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Which is correct? The system administrator's question was "Will the cost savings of a multi-user environment make up for the difficulty of deploying ____ a. it?" b. it"? Answer:...


September 8, 2009  3:17 PM

Plural of request for proposal

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typing Which is correct? When you respond to _______________ from multiple companies, you should demonstrate a broad...


September 3, 2009  2:47 PM

Colons vs. semicolons

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Follow us on Twitter@tao_of_grammar Which is correct? The CEO cannot _____ he's given so much slack that even his most dismal...


September 2, 2009  8:22 PM

Expressing large sums of money

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Which is correct? The ARRA stimulus package included ________ for healthcare IT. a. $20 billion b. $20 billion dollars Continued »


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