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February, 2010


February 24, 2010  4:07 PM

jive, jibe or gibe?

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Which is correct? Business intelligence systems can only work if data _____ throughout the enterprise's systems. a. jives b. jibes c. gibes

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February 23, 2010  2:08 PM

Expeditious or expedient?

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Which is correct? The colocation service provider promised to deal with all issues _____________. a. expeditiously b. expediently

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February 18, 2010  1:02 PM

Are you empathic or empathetic?

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Which is correct? Bad customer service news spreads like wildfire on Twitter. The wise company deals with customer complaints in an __________ manner. a. empathic b. empathetic

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February 17, 2010  3:19 PM

Free rein or free reign?

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Which is correct? The advance warning of restrictions gave credit card companies __________ to find new ways to gouge consumers. a. free rein b. free reign

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February 16, 2010  3:17 PM

Is majority plural or singular?

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Which is correct? A majority of CIOs ___ either using or considering SaaS products. a. is b. are

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February 12, 2010  2:55 PM

The first Valentine

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February 12, 2010  1:22 PM

Effect vs. affect; amorous cats

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Which is correct? A manager's level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office. a. effects b. affects Continued »


February 9, 2010  1:34 PM

Accomodate or accommodate?

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Which is correct? According to Mike Cohn, Agile planning ___________ change by recognizing that it will occur. a. accommodates b. accomodates

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February 5, 2010  1:49 PM

substantial vs. substantive

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Which is correct? They felt the report was unclear and requested a new plan defining __________ changes rather than broad, ill-defined goals. a. substantial b. substantive

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February 4, 2010  4:07 PM

Continuous delivery or continual?

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Which is correct? Intravenous systems enable _________ delivery of medication, which is often more beneficial to the patient than the intermittent delivery of oral medications. a. continuous b. continual

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