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January, 2010


January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?

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Which is correct? Although a distinction is sometimes made, _________________ "non-profit" and "not-for-profit" both refer the same type of business model. a. for all intensive purposes b. for all intents and purposes

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January 27, 2010  3:12 PM

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate

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Which is correct? A ________ Scrum should almost automatically eliminate people who don't deliver. a. well designed b. well-designed

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January 26, 2010  2:26 PM

Passive voice vs. active voice

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Which sentence is better? a. The developers adopted a scrum model to speed up the process. b. A scrum model was adopted to speed up the development process.

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January 25, 2010  3:39 PM

Personal affects or personal effects?

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Which is correct? Among the items you should never leave on your desk are _____________ with sensitive information, such as credit card statements. a. personal affects b. personal effects

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January 21, 2010  4:05 PM

How do you pronounce ‘SQL?’

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Which is correct? ___ SQL injection attack takes advantage of poor website coding practices. a. A b. An Continued »


January 20, 2010  5:30 PM

Wherever or where ever?

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Which is correct? _________ a virtual server runs, its storage volumes should be accessible. a. Wherever b. Where ever

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January 18, 2010  6:55 PM

Founder or flounder? (Neither is good but one is worse than the other.)

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Which is correct? Apple ________ for some time after Jobs left. a. foundered b. floundered Continued...

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January 14, 2010  5:33 PM

Sarah Palin and her elk? What a lovely eggcorn!

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Which is correct? The ever-increasing emphasis on good corporate governance is partially a response to the malfeasance of Bernie Madoff and his ____. a. ilk b. elk

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January 13, 2010  7:56 PM

Administrate or administer?

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Which is correct? When time is an issue, a disk cloning product that is fast and easy to _________ is important. a. administrate b. administer

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January 11, 2010  2:44 PM

Is that six month’s, six months’ or six months worth?

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Which is correct? The CFO suggested that the most practical solution might be to outsource the outstanding ____________ worth of backlog. a. six month's b. six months' c. six months

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