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March 22, 2010  1:43 PM

Imply vs. infer

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Which is correct?
When the senator announced there would be no new business taxes, she ________ that there would be new taxes in other areas.
a. implied
b. inferred

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March 19, 2010  4:29 PM

Subject-verb agreement

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Which is correct?
The concept of electronic health records ______ interoperability.
a. implies
b. imply

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March 18, 2010  2:38 PM

Principal vs. principle

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Which is correct?
The _________ reason to buy PictBridge-compliant devices is convenience.
a. principal
b. principle

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March 15, 2010  2:58 PM

How do you spell out .com?

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Which is correct?
Both the _______ domain and Site Director Margaret Rouse celebrate their birthday March 15.
a. dotcom
b. dot.com
c. dot-com
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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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