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May, 2012


May 16, 2012  12:47 PM

Hardy or hearty?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, hardy or hearty

Which is correct? Rugged IT devices are designed to be _____ enough to withstand extreme environmental conditions and rough handling. a. hardy b. hearty

May 15, 2012  5:31 PM

Pidgin, creole and lingua franca



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, languages, linguistics, word meanings

Which is correct? English is becoming the world's _________, largely as a result of cultural globalization, fostered by television and the


May 14, 2012  1:55 PM

Navel research or naval research?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings

Which is correct? The United States _______ Research Laboratory (NRL) is the corporate research laboratory for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. a. Navel b. Naval


May 11, 2012  11:12 AM

Health care or healthcare?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, one word or two, spelling

typing Which is correct? The ___________


May 10, 2012  2:18 PM

Bad business: What’s wrong with this sentence?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ambiguous pronoun references, Business writing, CIO, sentence structure, unclear references

What's wrong with the following sentence? ROI conflicts with the triple bottom line, so the business sometimes neglects ...


May 9, 2012  10:30 AM

The difference between can’t underestimate, shouldn’t underestimate and can’t overestimate



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct? The CSO explained that you ___________ the desire of employees to be helpful to their bosses,...


May 8, 2012  2:02 PM

Don’t leave your modifiers hanging



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, dangling modifiers

What's wrong with this sentence? "As a prominent cloud storage provider, security is crucial."


May 7, 2012  7:21 PM

When to use a comma after an introductory phrase



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
introductory phrases

Which is correct? a. Instead of trying to control what devices access the network, today's IT administrator should focus on managing risk. b.  Instead of trying to control what devices access the network today's IT administrator should focus on managing risk.


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