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July, 2010

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July 21, 2010  1:40 PM

Refute or repudiate — or refudiate?

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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.

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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

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July 14, 2010  3:25 PM

When vs. whenever

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

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July 7, 2010  12:41 PM

infra dig

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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?

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

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July 3, 2010  7:04 PM

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

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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!

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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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