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October, 2009


October 16, 2009  6:05 PM

Any more or anymore?

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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”

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?

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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

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October 7, 2009  8:50 PM

Easier vs. more easily

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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

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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;

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October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?

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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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