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August 3, 2009  8:20 PM

Acronyms and initialisms ending in “s” and possession

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
_____ compatibility with earlier technologies is one advantage.
a. SAS’s
b. SAS’

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August 3, 2009  1:35 PM

Starting a sentence with “because” — comma required?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Because the power wiring system was designed for _____ its ability to carry higher frequencies is limited.
a. AC,
b. AC

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July 28, 2009  4:18 PM

Large sums of money

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The new regulation could cost employers _________ in compliance-related costs.
a. $12 billion
b. twelve billion dollars

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July 28, 2009  3:00 PM

Grammar Quiz – Subject-verb agreement

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Which is correct?

24 hours _____ too long for the company to have to wait before resuming operations.
a. is
b. are

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July 27, 2009  5:36 PM

Which is correct — beside or besides?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Voice search is better than text for a number of applications________ getting stock quotes and movie times.
a. beside
b. besides

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July 23, 2009  4:21 PM

Anyway vs. any way

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The need for regulatory compliance makes business owners want to track operations in _______ they can.
a. any way
b. anyway

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July 23, 2009  11:38 AM

Anytime — anyway, anywhere?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
A patch panel enables you to switch and swap Firewire connections ______ you want.
a. any time
b. anytime

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July 22, 2009  12:07 PM

Use / mention distinction AKA words as words

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
a. JeOS stands for just enough operating system.
b. “JeOS” stands for “just enough operating system.”

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July 21, 2009  2:19 PM

Which is correct — attain or obtain?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Application streaming and virtualization can help you _______ greater network efficiency.
a. attain
b. obtain

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July 20, 2009  3:09 PM

Colons and semicolons

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Here’s one of our favorite technology ________ the parts of your computer that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware and the parts you can only curse at are called software.
a. quotations;
b. quotations:

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