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December 30, 2009  9:20 PM

neither has or neither have?

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laptop1.jpg Which is correct?
Neither of the netbooks _____ enough computing power for my purposes.
a. has
b. have

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December 30, 2009  6:47 PM

Nevermind or never mind?

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Which is correct?
Travelers at Pearson were told to expect eight-hour waits for U.S. customs alone, _________ subsequent security checks.
a. never mind
b. nevermind

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December 28, 2009  9:06 PM

Ordering adjectives

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Which is correct?
Although cellular wireless routers have been available for years, they are ___________________ devices.
a. ugly, big metal devices
b. big, ugly metal devices

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December 23, 2009  3:07 PM

The plural of “OS”

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Which is correct?
Running only Web apps is expected to make Chrome more secure than other ______.
a. OS’s
b. OSes
c. OSs

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December 22, 2009  8:14 PM

One in five has or one in five have?

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Which is correct?

One in five computers ___ a fatal hard drive crash during its life span.
a. has
b. have

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December 21, 2009  10:45 PM

Is that option pre-installed?

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Which is correct?

You may be able to restore your computer to a previous, functional status if it came with a recovery utility _________.
a. pre-installed
b. installed

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December 21, 2009  5:14 PM

Bane (or bain) of my existence?

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Which is correct?

Inefficient use of bandwidth is the _____ of the network administrator’s existence.
a. bane
b. bain

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December 18, 2009  2:00 PM

Is that network insecure or unsecure?

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Which is correct?
The bottom line seems to be that you can’t browse securely on an ________ network.
a. insecure
b. unsecure

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December 17, 2009  5:54 PM

Ensure or insure?

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Which is correct?
A security policy should stipulate requirements for each department to _______ that confidential information and technologies are not compromised.
a. insure
b. ensure

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December 16, 2009  6:50 PM

Would have, could have, should have — in a subjunctive mood

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Which is correct?
If I ______ known more about security when I started this job, I could have avoided some problems.
a. would have
b. had

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