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October, 2009


October 16, 2009  6:05 PM

Any more or anymore?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
anymore or any more, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? So many products include tracking capabilities that soon it won't be possible to get lost...

October 15, 2009  8:15 PM

More misadventures with “myself”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, me, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, Principle A violation, reflexive pronouns

On his Literal-Minded blog, Neal Whitman explains more about how reflexive pronouns are used correctly in an embarrassing episode from his past:

“Maddie, Ed, Deanna, and Jennifer are riding...


October 15, 2009  5:06 PM

PDA’s or PDAs?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophe abuse, apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, grammar, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? Anything that promises to keep operating costs lower is likely to spur the market for smart phones and _____. a. PDA's b. PDAs Continued...

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October 14, 2009  4:34 PM

Me, myself or I?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, first person singular, grammar, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, pronouns, Quiz

Which is correct? The final decision on cloud implementation is up to the CIO and ____." a. me b. myself c. I Continued »


October 14, 2009  4:30 PM

‘Myself’ abuse — understanding first person singular



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, first person singular, grammar, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, pronouns, Quiz

Note:The following first appeared on Turner Ink Myself abuse is rampant online and nowhere more so than in business communications. My fond hope is that the...


October 9, 2009  5:07 PM

Web site or website?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling, Web site or website

Which is correct? According to COPPA, _________ must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young site users. a. Web sites b. websites


October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer's account. a. procedes b. proceeds


October 7, 2009  8:50 PM

Easier vs. more easily



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, adverbs, Business writing, CIO, easier vs. more easily, grammar, parts of speech, Quiz

Which is correct? When a firewall uses static packet inspection, an attacker can get through the filter _______. a. easier b. more easily Continued...

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October 7, 2009  2:14 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons and semicolons, grammar, introducing lists, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? A bar code symbol typically consists of five _____ a quiet zone, a start character, data characters, a stop character and another quiet zone. a. parts: b. parts;


October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, serial comma

Which is correct? Degaussing is used for a wide and disparate variety of items including ship hulls, _______ and CRT television sets and computer monitors. a. storage media b. storage media,


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