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December, 2009


December 14, 2009  7:43 PM

Test your metal or mettle?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, enterprise WAN, grammar, mettle vs. metal, network administration, Quiz

Which is correct? Keeping data flowing efficiently across an enterprise WAN tests the _______ of any system administrator. a. mettle b. metal

December 11, 2009  3:26 PM

Large sums of money



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, dollar sums, grammar, large sums of money, market, money, numbers, Quiz

Which is correct? According to Infonetics Research, the WAN market was worth ________ in 2008. a. $1 billion b. one billion dollars c. $1B Continued...

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December 9, 2009  4:38 PM

Capitalization and organizations



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, grammar, organizations, projects, Quiz

Which is correct? Applications for project funding must be received at the headquarters of the Philanthropic Foundation by December 11. The ________ reviews applications for funding in January. a. Foundation b. foundation


December 8, 2009  2:18 PM

Supposedly vs. supposably



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, data warehousing, grammar, supposedly or supposably

Which is correct? Although data warehousing was ________ going to be a panacea for enterprise data problems, things haven't worked out that way. a. supposedly b. supposably


December 7, 2009  2:08 PM

Amount vs. number



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
amount/number, CIO, grammar, MinWin, numbers, operating systems, Quiz, writing for business

Which is correct? A large ______ of dependencies in an operating system can make it hard to change one thing without impacting others. a. amount b. number

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December 4, 2009  4:11 PM

“Where” vs. “in which”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, code, grammar, Quiz, symbology, where/in which

typing Which is correct? The risk assessment guidelines for school buses addressed traffic conditions _______ small and...


December 2, 2009  9:06 PM

Less or fewer than 40 percent?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, less or fewer, percentages, Quiz

Which is correct? If ____ than 40 percent of the households in your area have broadband service, you're in an underserved area. a. less b. fewer

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December 2, 2009  3:11 PM

Faster or fastest?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, adverbs, Business writing, CIO, comparative and superlative, faster or fastest, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? The _______ of the two drives was causing shoe-shining. a. faster b. fastest Continued »


December 1, 2009  5:22 PM

Principle or principal?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, principal or principle, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The seminar covered an introduction to the _________ wireless protocols. a. principal b. principle Answer:  a Continued...

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