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April, 2010


April 12, 2010  1:41 PM

Is that a FAQ list or an FAQ list?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a FAQ or an FAQ, acronyms and initialisms, Business writing, CIO, grammar, pronunciation, Quiz

Which is correct? The MultiSpeak website provides ______ list explaining more about the initiative. a. a FAQ b. an FAQ

April 8, 2010  10:41 PM

Valuable or invaluable?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, confusing words, grammar, health information, health information sharing, health IT, Quiz, valuable vs. invaluable, word meanings

Which is correct? According to some critics, the sharing of health data among organizations will provide ___________ source of information for insurance providers seeking to deny claims. a. a valuable b. an invaluable


April 8, 2010  5:35 PM

Utmost or upmost?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, utmost or upmost

Which is correct? The security of clients' personal information is of _______ importance. a. upmost b. utmost Answer: b Explanation: I...


April 7, 2010  10:34 AM

Omitting “that”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, open source, programming, Quiz, that

Which is correct? Linus Torvalds _______ choosing to be an open source software engineer is a calling, rather than a career choice. a. said that b. said


April 1, 2010  2:46 PM

Had had, that that, is is — are doubled words okay?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, doubled words, grammar, Grammar Girl, had had, is is, Quiz, sentence structure

Which is correct? Frustrated by shoddy products and bad service, she tweeted that she _____ enough and would never buy from that company again. a. had had b. had


April 1, 2010  2:14 PM

Is it April Fools, April Fool’s or April Fools’ Day?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, April Fools', Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling holiday names

Which is correct? The Daily Telegraph reported that ferrets would be involved in delivering broadband to rural areas. Oh right -- it's ____________. a. April Fools Day b. April Fool's Day c. April Fools'...


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