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July 20, 2009  3:09 PM

Colons and semicolons

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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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July 17, 2009  2:23 PM

Criteria is or criteria are?

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typing Which is correct?
Your own criteria for selecting a computer ___ defined by how you intend to use it.
a. are
b. is

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July 16, 2009  5:37 PM

Which is correct — alterior or ulterior?

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typing Which is correct?
Although ISPs promote DNS redirection as a service to customers, customers typically think the ISPs have _______ motives.
a. alterior
b. ulterior

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July 15, 2009  6:57 PM

Which is correct — moot or mute?

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typing Which is correct?
No matter how important your message is, if you don’t choose the right delivery channel, the point is ____.
a. mute
b. moot

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July 14, 2009  1:43 PM

Dot i’s and cross t’s?

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typing Which is correct?
When it comes to compliance, make sure all your ____________________.
a. i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed
b. is are dotted and ts are crossed

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July 13, 2009  5:33 PM

Which is correct — averse or adverse?

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typing Which is correct?
As online security attacks increase, corporations are less ______ to allocating budget for security.
a. averse
b. adverse

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July 9, 2009  11:16 AM

Acronyms and articles; Is the letter Y a vowel or a consonant?

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typing Which is correct?
The GRUB bootloader can run from ________.
a. a USB drive.
b. an USB drive.

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July 8, 2009  2:43 PM

Independent clauses and semicolons

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typing Which is correct?
Sequential logic has _____ combinational logic does not.
a. memory;
b. memory,

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July 7, 2009  11:23 AM

Which is correct — a while or awhile?

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typing Which is correct?
Taiichi Ohno studied supermarket operation forĀ  _______ before developing Toyota’s rules for lean production.
a. awhile
b. a while

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July 6, 2009  2:12 PM

Which is correct — roll back or rollback?

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typing Which is correct?
CDP allows the user to _______ to any point in time.
a. roll back
b. rollback

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