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June, 2010

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June 14, 2010  3:48 PM

Is that a principle or a principal?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, principal or principle, Quiz

Which is correct? Wave-particle duality is a fundamental __________ of quantum theory. a. principle b....

June 10, 2010  12:40 PM

Are you ready for advanced punctuation?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons and semicolons, grammar, punctuation, video

As EnglishTeacherGuy explains in this video, you can get along just fine without colons and semicolons; however, if you really want to impress people, you should learn how to use them properly. Otherwise, just leave them out: using advanced punctuation incorrectly will only undermine your...


June 9, 2010  2:43 PM

How to deal with egregious grammar — and still have friends



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

Do you have grammar obsessive disorder (GOD)? A GOD complex can wreak havoc on your relationships and devastate your social life -- take it from me. It's hard out there for a grammarian, especially if you're reasonably gregarious. How should you respond when friends and loved ones make...


June 8, 2010  1:51 PM

Do you have to comply to that or conform to it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, comply vs. conform, comply with or comply to, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Manufacturers that sell their products internationally have to ______ to ITAR stipulations. a. comply b. conform

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June 7, 2010  3:07 PM

Substantial vs. substantive



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, Quiz, substantive vs. substantial, word meanings

Which is correct? Information extraction is a process intended to pull meaningful data from noisy text without making _________ changes in the author`s intended meaning. a. substantial b....


June 2, 2010  7:37 PM

Can you give more than 100 percent?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
110 percent, Business writing, CIO, grammar, percentages, Quiz

Which is correct? The director thanked all participants for giving ______ . a. 100 percent b. 110 percent Continued »


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