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July, 2010


July 21, 2010  1:40 PM

Refute or repudiate — or refudiate?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
#shakespalin, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, Quiz, refudiate, Sarah Palin

Which is correct? Steve Jobs used a formal four-point argument in the attempt to ________ claims that the iPhone's design is flawed. a. refute b. repudiate c. refudiate ...

July 19, 2010  1:10 PM

Is “none” plural or singular? Yes.

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, none is/none are, plural/singular, Quiz

Which is correct? I found digital drugs for "razor-sharp mind," "power siesta" and "chakra balancing" but none of them ____ to work for me. a. seem b. seems

July 14, 2010  3:25 PM

When vs. whenever

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, Ubuntu, when or whenever, word meanings

Which is correct? ________ I installed Ubuntu on my old computer, I saw a big improvement over the way it performed running

July 7, 2010  12:41 PM

infra dig

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, definitions, grammar, Latin phrases, Merriam-Webster, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The new employee was ________ to agree to the assignment, which she considered infra dig. a. happy b. reluctant Continued »

July 6, 2010  1:22 PM

Baited breath or bated breath?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
bated or baited, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? News media executives watch with ______ breath to see if the iPad can save the industry. a. bated b. baited

July 3, 2010  7:04 PM

Is that a female business owner or a woman business owner?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, Business writing, CIO, female vs. woman, grammar, nouns, Quiz

Which is correct? The Obama administration has established a mandate to support ______ business owners. a. female b. women

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July 2, 2010  2:53 PM

Still so many questions!

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, grammar quiz, Quiz, writing quiz

When Site Director Margaret Rouse kicked off the Writing for Business blog in July 2008, we thought the subject matter might be finite. So far, though, we're not seeing any indication. Every day, online content seems to deliver at least one new potential grammar question -- and some days we can...


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