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August 27, 2009  1:12 PM

Perspective / prospective



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, perspective / prospective, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Accurately portraying _________ is a challenging aspect of 3-D graphic art.
a. perspective
b. prospective

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August 26, 2009  4:13 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons / semicolons, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, sentence structure
typing Which is correct?
Every day, most people use one or more of these types of _______ estimation, educated guesses and common sense.
a. heuristics:
b. heuristics;

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August 25, 2009  1:37 PM

Bare in mind or bear in mind?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
homonyms

________ in mind that using a larger label which will increase the cost of your barcode initiative.
a. bear
b. bare

Which is correct?

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August 24, 2009  4:02 PM

“One in three has” or “one in three have?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Quiz, subject-verb agreement
typing Which is correct?
One in three end users ____ a wireless home network.
a. has
b. have

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August 20, 2009  2:17 PM

More so or moreso?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound words, moreso / more so, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
The ability to visualize data is important now and will only become _______ in the future.
a. more so
b. moreso

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August 19, 2009  1:11 PM

Continuous or continual?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, continual or continuous, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
The breach attempts were apparently random but _______.
a. continuous
b. continual

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August 18, 2009  1:20 PM

Anymore or any more?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
anymore or any more, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, compound words, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
The music industry is in flux because so many people don’t buy music on CDs ________.
a. any more
b. anymore

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August 17, 2009  5:29 PM

biweekly vs. semiweekly



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
biweekly or semiweekly, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
The licensing committee resolved to meet ________ to ensure that all members could attend at least once a week.
a. biweekly
b. semiweekly

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August 12, 2009  7:24 PM

Initialisms, acronyms and articles



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, acronyms and initialisms, Business writing, CIO, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
We deployed __ FTTH network in Calaveras, CA.
a. a
b. an

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August 12, 2009  6:18 PM

Comma rules – Dependent clauses



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
comma rules

I switched from AT&T to _______________ I could only get CDMA coverage after I moved.
a. Verizon, because
b. Verizon because

Which is correct?

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