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November 29, 2012  9:01 PM

no doubt vs. no question

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Which is correct?
The judge said that he was sentencing the defendant to three years in prison because there was __________ that he was guilty.
a. no doubt
b. no question

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November 27, 2012  2:43 PM

Do you wish you hadn’t done that — or that you wouldn’t have done it?

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Which is correct?
Mark Zuckerberg said he wished they _______ decided to work only with HTML5 instead of native apps for Facebook mobile development.
a. hadn’t
b. wouldn’t have

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November 22, 2012  3:44 PM

Spelling holiday terms: What’s that ubiquitous red plant?

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Which is correct?
How do you spell the name of that red plant you see everywhere during the holiday season?
a. pointsetta
b. poinsetta
c. poinsettia
d. pointsettia

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November 21, 2012  2:14 PM

Fine distinctions: “few” vs. “a few”

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Which is correct?
Because online security is still far from perfect, there are _____ things to consider before launching into Cyber Monday shopping.
a. few
b. a few

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November 20, 2012  1:30 PM

Workout vs. work out

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Which is correct?
I never take my iPhone to the gym when I go to _________ because things often go missing from the lockers.
a. work out
b. workout

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November 19, 2012  3:09 PM

Oneself or one’s self?

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Which is correct?
Twitter tip: Don’t call yourself by name in your profile bio, use “I” or “me” instead. Speaking about _________ in the third person sounds pretentious and psychologically unstable.
a. one’s self
b. oneself

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November 14, 2012  11:22 PM

Not that big a deal / not that big of a deal

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Which is correct?
People who think mobile security is ______________ could be in for a rude awakening.

a. not that big a deal
b. not that big of a deal

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November 11, 2012  7:22 PM

Whoa or woah?

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Which is correct?
_____ Over 25 percent of the time, this word is misspelled online.

a. Whoa!
b. Woah!

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November 9, 2012  1:17 PM

Hawk or hock?

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Which is correct?
An increasing number of lawyers are ________ compliance products.

a. hocking
b. hawking

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November 8, 2012  1:27 PM

Overnegation: Double negatives make a positive

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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.

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