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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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July 2, 2009  8:04 PM

Which is correct — just deserts or just desserts?

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typing Which is correct?
Some people fear that robots will get out of hand and suggest that we’ll get our just _______ because we allowed it to happen.
a. deserts
b. desserts

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July 2, 2009  6:05 PM

Which is correct — less or fewer?

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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?

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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

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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?

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

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