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July 2, 2009  6:05 PM

Which is correct — less or fewer?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Although Firefox has gained market share, ____ than 25 percent of Web users report that it`s their main browser.
a. less
b. fewer

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June 30, 2009  8:02 PM

Which is correct — long standing or long-standing?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
According to some privacy experts, Google’s use of Web bugs violates the company’s __________ injunction against “being evil.”
a. long standing
b. long-standing

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June 30, 2009  2:32 PM

Neither/nor and verb agreement

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Neither Microsoft nor VMware _____ that open source products pose a challenge.
a. deny
b. denies

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June 29, 2009  2:39 PM

Capitalization — Web server or web server?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Commonly virtualized applications include ____ servers and infrastructure servers.
a. Web
b. web

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June 24, 2009  6:21 PM

Use numerals for fractions or spell out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
According to IDG Research Services, only _____ of IT managers say they have good visibility into new application development spending.
a. one-third
b. 1/3

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June 24, 2009  5:47 PM

When to use quotation marks

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The focus group for the new product thought the marketing approach was ___________.
a. “old-fashioned”
b. old-fashioned

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June 24, 2009  1:06 PM

State names — abbreviate or not?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
HP’s corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, ______.
a. CA
b. California

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June 23, 2009  2:10 PM

Clarity of reference

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Insourcing offers some advantages over outsourcing for SMBs but _________ may not be fully explored.
a. those advantages
b. they

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June 22, 2009  2:29 PM

Which is correct — pique or peak or peek?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The proliferation of smartphones has _____ interest in voice-to-text applications.
a. peaked
b. piqued
c. peeked

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June 19, 2009  3:02 PM

Writing for Business – Indefinite pronouns

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Neither of the changes he proposed for eliminating discretionary spending ______ any sense.
a. make
b. makes

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