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September 30, 2010  6:45 PM

Is that heart-rending or heart-rendering?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, grammar, heart-rending or heart-rendering, Quiz

Which is correct? When I responded to a __________ email message from the widow of the deposed King of Nigeria, I was surprised to find myself the victim of a

September 21, 2010  11:56 AM

“Where” vs. “in which” (Part II)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, where / in which

Which is correct? The use of a spreadsheet when a data warehouse was required created a situation _______ effective...


September 20, 2010  4:08 PM

Use vs. utilize



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, Quiz, use vs. utilize, word meanings

Which is correct? An executive can _______ a business intelligence dashboard to get an up-to-the moment snapshot of how some element of the business is...


September 16, 2010  11:22 AM

Set up or setup?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, common writing errors, grammar, make up or makeup, Quiz, set up or setup, verbs and nouns, work out or workout

Which is correct? If you're installing a wireless LAN, you should know how to ______ security properly. a. set up b. setup


September 12, 2010  4:25 PM

To the manor born or to the manner born?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct? Although she was not __________________, the CEO soon learned to cultivate the soft skills that made her an...


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