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October, 2010


October 25, 2010  2:24 PM

Arcane or archaic?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic or arcane, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, word meanings

Which is correct? It will still be years before electronic health records replace the ________ paper-based system. a. arcane b. archaic

October 22, 2010  2:09 PM

Ad hoc, ad hock, add hoc, add hock?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ad hoc, ad hock, add hock, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? You can customize an _________ report on the fly to find the answer to a question that isn't a part of regular reporting. a. ad hoc b. ad hock c. add hoc d. add hock

October 20, 2010  2:03 PM

Are you unphased or unfazed?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, fazed or phased, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The user-training for the new business intelligence software was extensive, in the hopes that employees would be __________ by the change. a. unphased b. unfazed

October 6, 2010  5:52 PM

Is that a trademark product or a trademarked product?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, Business writing, CIO, dropped "ed", grammar, Quiz, trademark or trademarked

Which is correct? Microsoft has a _______ data summarization product called "PivotTable" although as two words, pivot table is generic. a. trademarked b. trademark


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