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April 29, 2010  12:58 PM

Does that augur well or auger well?

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Which is correct?
The CFO said, with a twinkle in her eye, that the client’s enthusiasm for the straw man proposal ______ well for negotiations.
a. augured
b. augered

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April 27, 2010  4:37 PM

Comprises or is comprised of?

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Which is correct?
Data management is a broad area of study that ___________ many more specialized fields.
a. comprises
b. is comprised of
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April 26, 2010  2:57 PM

Allude or refer?

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Which is correct?
The Managing Director _______ to a study claiming an 81% error reduction rate for computerized systems.
a. referred
b. alluded

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April 21, 2010  3:45 PM

Is that on everyone’s mind or on everyone’s minds?

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Which is correct?
The question on everyone’s _____ is how to improve customer experience and cut costs at the same time.
a. minds
b. mind

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April 19, 2010  1:10 PM

How likely? Quite.

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Which is correct?
Most users will _______ want to use a graphical front end to YUM.
a. likely
b. probably

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April 15, 2010  5:04 PM

Between or among

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Which is correct?
There are three FDCC seminars this week; you can choose ______ Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
a. among
b. between

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April 15, 2010  1:34 PM

Fair well or fare well?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
NASA’s concern was that the organization’s communications would not ____ very well if restricted to only two TICs.
a. fare
b. fair

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April 13, 2010  12:36 PM

That vs. which (Part II)

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Which is correct?
EINSTEIN is the product of government projects ______ were undertaken to improve U.S. government services on the Internet.
a. which
b. that
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April 12, 2010  1:41 PM

Is that a FAQ list or an FAQ list?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
The MultiSpeak website provides ______ list explaining more about the initiative.
a. a FAQ
b. an FAQ

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April 8, 2010  10:41 PM

Valuable or invaluable?

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Which is correct?
According to some critics, the sharing of health data among organizations will provide ___________ source of information for insurance providers seeking to deny claims.
a. a valuable
b. an invaluable

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