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December 6, 2012  11:35 AM

‘Tis the season or t’is the season?

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

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December 5, 2012  3:55 PM

Why “how come”?

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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 more money than women in comparable positions?

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December 4, 2012  8:40 PM

Nouning: Disconnect or disconnection?

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

a. disconnect
b. disconnection

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December 3, 2012  3:26 PM

Devote vs. devout

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Which is correct?
Ray Bradbury was a _______ Luddite but he allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be produced as an eBook — although it was only because his publishers refused to resign him without his consent to digital rights.
a. devout
b. devote

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November 30, 2012  3:30 PM

threshold or threshhold?

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Which is correct?
The Scottish tradition of first-footing involves being the first person to step across a friend or neighbor’s _______ after midnight on January 1.
a. threshold
b. threshhold

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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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