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March 12, 2010  3:54 PM

Coopted or co-opted?

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Which is correct?
If you believe your computer has been __________ into a botnet, call your system administrator.
a. co-opted
b. coopted
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March 11, 2010  2:19 PM

Forecast or forecasted?

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Which is correct?
The global pharmaceutical market is ________ to exceed $975 billion by 2013.
a. forecast
b. forecasted
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March 10, 2010  1:42 PM

Beck and call or beckon call?

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Which is correct?
Top Security Specialists offers the best in personal service and puts our R&D at your ___________.
a. beck and call
b. beckon call
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March 9, 2010  1:30 PM

Nor and the double negative

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Which is correct?
We didn’t manage to meet our first energy conservation target date — ____ even the second one.
a. nor
b. or
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March 8, 2010  2:29 PM

Working with dependent clauses and references

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
A business rules engine allows users to specify logic to a computer, ________________________
a. which will then be executed.
b. which will then execute it.
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March 5, 2010  1:50 PM

Minuscule or miniscule?

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Which is correct?
According to PCWorld, __________ transistors will some day power portable supercomputers.
a. miniscule
b. minuscule
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March 3, 2010  2:30 PM

Backward-compatible or backwards compatible?

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Which is correct?
The new high-bandwidth cabling system was designed to be ____________ with existing technology.
a. backward-compatible
b. backwards-compatible
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March 1, 2010  6:00 PM

Run the gauntlet or the gamut?

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Which is correct?
Household applications that could be powered by fuel cells run the ______ from lamps to slow cookers.
a. gamut
b. gauntlet
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February 24, 2010  4:07 PM

jive, jibe or gibe?

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Which is correct?
Business intelligence systems can only work if data _____ throughout the enterprise’s systems.
a. jives
b. jibes
c. gibes
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February 23, 2010  2:08 PM

Expeditious or expedient?

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Which is correct?
The colocation service provider promised to deal with all issues _____________.
a. expeditiously
b. expediently
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