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February 4, 2010  4:07 PM

Continuous delivery or continual?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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 quickly?

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CIO

Which is correct?
Cloud computing can help a small business launch ________.
a. quicker
b. more quickly
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January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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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January 25, 2010  3:39 PM

Personal affects or personal effects?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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?’

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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.)

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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!

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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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