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November, 2012


November 8, 2012  1:27 PM

Overnegation: Double negatives make a positive



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common sentence errors, overnegation

What does this sentence mean? It's unlikely that the software will never be standardized. a. The software is likely to be standardized. b. The software is not likely to be standardized.

November 7, 2012  11:40 AM

Which is larger: a 180 degree change or a 360 degree change?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, commonly misunderstood phrases

Which is correct? IT consumerization represents a _______ change in the flow of technology innovation -- a complete reversal of the way it used to go. a....


November 5, 2012  7:45 PM

How is “RFID” pronounced?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms, acronyms and prepositions

Which is correct? An enhanced driver's license contains _______ that allows authorities to pull up your data. a. a RFID tag b. an RFID tag


November 3, 2012  2:28 PM

To whit or to wit?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, word meaning

Which is correct? According to Peter Cohan, there are six reasons Facebook stock is only worth $7, _____: competing objectives, slowing growth, conflicted ownership structure, weak monetization, lack of...


November 2, 2012  12:53 PM

Disinterested or uninterested?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, tricky grammar questions, word choice, word meanings

  Which is correct? According to some critics, Google is _________ in fixing YouTube flaws. a. uninterested b. disinterested


November 1, 2012  1:13 PM

Misplaced modifiers and dangling participles



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common grammar errors, dangling modifiers

  Which is correct? a. As a quick and easy way to share content, I recommend Dropbox. b. I recommend Dropbox as a quick and easy way to share content.


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