Writing for Business


December 8, 2009  2:18 PM

Supposedly vs. supposably

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Which is correct?
Although data warehousing was ________ going to be a panacea for enterprise data problems, things haven’t worked out that way.
a. supposedly
b. supposably
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December 7, 2009  2:08 PM

Amount vs. number

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Which is correct?
A large ______ of dependencies in an operating system can make it hard to change one thing without impacting others.
a. amount
b. number
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December 4, 2009  4:11 PM

“Where” vs. “in which”

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typing Which is correct?
The risk assessment guidelines for school buses addressed traffic conditions _______ small and large vehicles interact at a range of speeds.
a. where
b. in which

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December 2, 2009  9:06 PM

Less or fewer than 40 percent?

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Which is correct?
If ____ than 40 percent of the households in your area have broadband service, you’re in an underserved area.
a. less
b. fewer
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December 2, 2009  3:11 PM

Faster or fastest?

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Which is correct?
The _______ of the two drives was causing shoe-shining.
a. faster
b. fastest
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December 1, 2009  5:22 PM

Principle or principal?

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Which is correct?

The seminar covered an introduction to the _________ wireless protocols.
a. principal
b. principle

Answer:  a
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November 30, 2009  6:05 PM

Backup vs. back up

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Which is correct?
If you don’t _______ your data effectively, you risk losing it.
a. backup
b. back up

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November 25, 2009  1:57 PM

Till or ’til?

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Which is correct?
Because time is limited, please hold your questions ____ after the robot demonstration.
a. till
b. ’til

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November 23, 2009  2:16 PM

“Compared with” vs. “compared to” — is there a difference?

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Which is correct?
When compared ____ the high-performance computers of twenty years ago, current PCs seem like supercomputers.
a. with
b. to
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November 20, 2009  1:14 PM

Writing dates correctly

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Which is correct?
Alexander Popov first demonstrated the use of an antenna to transmit and receive radio waves in ____________.
a. March 1896
b. March, 1896
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