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January 25, 2010  3:39 PM

Personal affects or personal effects?

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Which is correct?
Among the items you should never leave on your desk are _____________ with sensitive information, such as credit card statements.
a. personal affects
b. personal effects

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January 21, 2010  4:05 PM

How do you pronounce ‘SQL?’

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Which is correct?
___ SQL injection attack takes advantage of poor website coding practices.
a. A
b. An

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January 20, 2010  5:30 PM

Wherever or where ever?

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Which is correct?
_________ a virtual server runs, its storage volumes should be accessible.
a. Wherever
b. Where ever

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January 18, 2010  6:55 PM

Founder or flounder? (Neither is good but one is worse than the other.)

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Which is correct?
Apple ________ for some time after Jobs left.
a. foundered
b. floundered

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January 14, 2010  5:33 PM

Sarah Palin and her elk? What a lovely eggcorn!

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Which is correct?
The ever-increasing emphasis on good corporate governance is partially a response to the malfeasance of Bernie Madoff and his ____.
a. ilk
b. elk
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January 13, 2010  7:56 PM

Administrate or administer?

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Which is correct?
When time is an issue, a disk cloning product that is fast and easy to _________ is important.
a. administrate
b. administer

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January 11, 2010  2:44 PM

Is that six month’s, six months’ or six months worth?

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Which is correct?
The CFO suggested that the most practical solution might be to outsource the outstanding ____________ worth of backlog.
a. six month’s
b. six months’
c. six months

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January 7, 2010  1:28 PM

Do you meet a limit or reach it?

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Which is correct?
You should explore data archiving long before there’s a risk that your storage limit will be _____.
a. met
b. reached

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January 6, 2010  2:06 PM

Averse or adverse?

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Which is correct?
According to the principles of AI, a focus on problems and difficulties will generate more _______ situations.
a. averse
b. adverse

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January 1, 2010  6:36 PM

That vs. which (Part I)

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Which is correct?
Continuous data protection offers recovery options _______ are simply not possible with a traditional backup system.
a. that
b. which

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