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May 30, 2012  5:17 PM

Forego or forgo?

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Which is correct?

“We don’t know whether platform or service is the direction enterprises are going to go — whether enterprises are willing to ______ a client/server environment.”

a. forego

b. forgo

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May 29, 2012  12:08 PM

Comma confusion

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typing Which is correct?a. The iconic singer Madonna tweeted for the very first time in March 2012.

b. The iconic singer, Madonna, tweeted for the very first time in March 2012.

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May 28, 2012  12:30 PM

mantle or mantel?

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typing Which is correct?
Since the advent of flat-panel televisions, it’s becoming more common to see a TV over the _______ than a painting or a mirror.a. mantle
b. mantel

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May 25, 2012  10:44 AM

Typos, typoes or typo’s?

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typing Which is correct?
______ are not only embarrassing — they can be dangerous. Back in 2005, attackers set up a malicious website — googkle.com — that infected the computers of hapless visitors with adware and Trojans.a. Typos
b. Typoes
c. Typo’s

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May 24, 2012  1:26 PM

Expedite or expediate?

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Which is correct?

To prevent a crippling worm attack, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urged that all users _______ application of the patch.

a. expedite

b. expediate

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May 23, 2012  2:16 PM

Is singular “they” OK?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?

If a new employee has only worked in a WYSIWYG interface before, _____ may be very confused by the content management application’s HTML window.

a. he

b. she

c. s/he

d. he or she (alternatively, she or he)

e. they

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May 22, 2012  5:58 PM

Chuck it up, chalk it up or chock it up?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?

The VoIP system proposal wasn’t ready in time and we missed the deadline specified in the RFP.  We decided to just  ___________ to experience and get organized more quickly next time.

a. chuck it up

b. chalk it up

c. chock it up

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May 18, 2012  1:31 PM

Do you login or log in?

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Which is correct?

Your Apple ID is the user name you use to _____ to iCloud, iTunes and the app store.

a. log in

b. login

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May 17, 2012  1:49 PM

Spot the error

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What’s wrong with this sentence?

The quickly growing list of C-level titles includes CEO, CFO, CIO, CSO, etc.

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May 16, 2012  12:47 PM

Hardy or hearty?

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Which is correct?
Rugged IT devices are designed to be _____ enough to withstand extreme environmental conditions and rough handling.
a. hardy
b. hearty
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