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Aug 27 2010   1:18PM GMT

Another 10-question grammar quiz from the early days

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

1. Early ____________ ran on a couple of AA batteries and suffered a lot from lag as a result.
a. BlackBerries
b. BlackBerrys
Which is correct?

2. A 95 percent majority ____ opposed to scheduling meetings for after 5 p.m.
a. is
b. are
Which is correct?

3. Ellen is a real _______, always doing whatever needs to be done to move a project along.
a. trooper
b. trouper
Which is correct?

4. You can ________ the transaction if there are problems.
a. roll back
b. rollback
Which is correct?

5. In the _____, server revenues were flat throughout the quarter.
a. west
b. West
Which is correct?

6. One or more errors _____ encountered during installation.
a. was
b. were
Which is correct?

7. According to the Berne ________ convention, all content created since April 1989 is protected, whether or not that fact is specifically stated.
a. copywrite
b. copyright
Which is correct?

8. The successful candidate will have a ___________ in Communications.
a. master’s degree
b. masters degree
Which is correct?

9. We will be ______ employees from the office to the convention.
a. busing
b. bussing
Which is correct?

10. Arthur L. Samuel of IBM’s Watson Research Center coined the term personal computer in the _____.
a. 1960’s
b. 1960s
Which is correct?

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