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June 7, 2012  10:18 AM

How overcorrection leads to pronoun problems

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Which is correct?

“I’ve saved the folder to Dropbox and will send the link to _________.”

a. he and Charles

b. him and Charles

c. Charles and he

d. Charles and him

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June 6, 2012  12:12 PM

Personal pronouns

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Which is correct?

“The number of security holes found during the penetration test left _________ shaken.”

a. the CSO and me

b. the CSO and I

c. the CSO and myself

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June 5, 2012  12:19 PM

Prefer something to or than something else?

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Which is correct?
I prefer native apps ___ Web apps because they’re customized for my smartphone.
a. than
b. to

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June 4, 2012  1:27 PM

How unique?

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What’s wrong with the following sentence?
Cloud computing poses some very unique security challenges.”

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June 1, 2012  5:30 PM

Can you tell what this sentence means?

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What does the following sentence mean?
The CFO likes spreadsheets more than most people.

a. The CFO likes spreadsheets more than most people like spreadsheets.
b. The CFO likes spreadsheets more than she likes most people.

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May 31, 2012  1:54 PM

Demographics – plural or singular?

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Which is correct?
According to some critics, the sharing of health information among organizations will provide demographics from various populations as _________ of information for insurance providers seeking to deny claims.
a. a source
b. sources

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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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