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May, 2012


May 31, 2012  1:54 PM

Demographics – plural or singular?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
agreement, plural/singular

Which is correct? According to some critics, the sharing of health information among organizations will provide demographics from various populations as _________ of information for insurance...

May 30, 2012  5:17 PM

Forego or forgo?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, commonly misspelled words, spelling

Which is correct? "We don't know whether platform or service is the direction enterprises are going to go —...


May 29, 2012  12:08 PM

Comma confusion



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commas, Oxford comma, punctuation

typing Which is correct?a. The iconic singer Madonna tweeted for the very first...


May 28, 2012  12:30 PM

mantle or mantel?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, spelling, word meanings

typing Which is correct? Since the advent of


May 25, 2012  10:44 AM

Typos, typoes or typo’s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, spelling, typos

typing Which is correct?
______ are not only embarrassing -- they can be dangerous. Back in 2005,


May 24, 2012  1:26 PM

Expedite or expediate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
made-up words, transitive verbs, use the better choice, worthless words

Which is correct? To prevent a crippling worm attack, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urged that all users _______ application of the


May 23, 2012  2:16 PM

Is singular “they” OK?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, formal writing, grammar, singular they

Which is correct? If a new employee has only worked in a WYSIWYG interface before, _____ may be very confused by the


May 22, 2012  5:58 PM

Chuck it up, chalk it up or chock it up?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common phrases, commonly misspelled words

Which is correct? The VoIP system proposal wasn't ready in time and we missed the deadline specified in the RFP. ...


May 18, 2012  1:31 PM

Do you login or log in?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
compound words, one word or two

Which is correct? Your Apple ID is the user name you use to _____ to iCloud, iTunes and the


May 17, 2012  1:49 PM

Spot the error



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common sentence errors, Latin abbreviations, word meanings

What's wrong with this sentence? The quickly growing list of C-level titles includes CEO, CFO, CIO, CSO, etc.

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