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December, 2012


December 6, 2012  11:35 AM

‘Tis the season or t’is the season?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophe abuse, apostrophes, contractions, ESL

  Which is correct? Be careful shopping online: According to security experts, ____ the season for identity theft. a. 'tis b. t'is

December 5, 2012  3:55 PM

Why “how come”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic speech and grammar, archaic words and phrases, CIO, formal writing

  Which is correct? a. How come male CIOs are still making more money than women in comparable positions? b. Why are male CIOs still making...


December 4, 2012  8:40 PM

Nouning: Disconnect or disconnection?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, verbs and nouns, word choice

Which is correct? BYOD policies often illustrate a significant ________ between administrators and employees. a. disconnect b. disconnection


December 3, 2012  3:26 PM

Devote vs. devout



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings, commonly misspelled words, ESL, Google poll

  Which is correct? Ray Bradbury was a _______ Luddite but he allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be produced as an eBook -- although it was only...


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