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February 16, 2010  3:17 PM

Is majority plural or singular?

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Which is correct?
A majority of CIOs ___ either using or considering SaaS products.
a. is
b. are
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February 12, 2010  2:55 PM

The first Valentine

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“For this was on Seynt Valentynes day,
Whan every foul cometh theere to chese his make…”

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February 12, 2010  1:22 PM

Effect vs. affect; amorous cats

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Which is correct?
A manager’s level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office.
a. effects
b. affects
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February 9, 2010  1:34 PM

Accomodate or accommodate?

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Which is correct?
According to Mike Cohn, Agile planning ___________ change by recognizing that it will occur.
a. accommodates
b. accomodates
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February 5, 2010  1:49 PM

substantial vs. substantive

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Which is correct?
They felt the report was unclear and requested a new plan defining __________ changes rather than broad, ill-defined goals.
a. substantial
b. substantive

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February 4, 2010  4:07 PM

Continuous delivery or continual?

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Which is correct?
Intravenous systems enable _________ delivery of medication, which is often more beneficial to the patient than the intermittent delivery of oral medications.
a. continuous
b. continual
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February 1, 2010  6:43 PM

Quicker or more quickly?

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Which is correct?
Cloud computing can help small businesses launch ________ because they don’t have to purchase and set up hardware.
a. quicker
b. more quickly
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January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?

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Which is correct?
Although a distinction is sometimes made, _________________ “non-profit” and “not-for-profit” both refer the same type of business model.
a. for all intensive purposes
b. for all intents and purposes

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January 27, 2010  3:12 PM

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate

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Which is correct?
A ________ Scrum should almost automatically eliminate people who don’t deliver.
a. well designed
b. well-designed

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January 26, 2010  2:26 PM

Passive voice vs. active voice

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Which sentence is better?
a. The developers adopted a scrum model to speed up the process.
b. A scrum model was adopted to speed up the development process.

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