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June 12, 2009  3:57 PM

Which is correct — guage or gauge?

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typing Which is correct?
A beta release allows developers to _____ the quality of a product before general release.
a. gauge
b. guage

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June 10, 2009  9:09 PM

Which is correct — ones or one’s?

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typing Which is correct?
Personality profiling, in theory at least, should ensure that ____ traits are a good fit for a position.
a. one’s
b. ones

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June 9, 2009  10:09 PM

The Oxford Comma (AKA the serial comma)

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typing Which is correct?
Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion _________________.
a. testing, and red teaming
b. testing and red teaming

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June 9, 2009  10:16 AM

Which is correct — less or fewer?

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typing Which is correct?
According to Lockheed’s rules, the ____ people involved in a skunkworks project, the better.
a. less
b. fewer

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June 8, 2009  3:56 PM

Which is correct — like minded or like-minded?

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typing Which is correct?
Although it’s mostly thought of as a professional networking site, LinkedIn is also a good venue for communicating with ___________ individuals.
a. like minded
b. like-minded

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June 5, 2009  5:37 PM

Which is correct — ingenious or ingenuous?

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typing Which is correct?
Many e-readers have ________ energy-saving features to lengthen the time between charges.
a. ingenuous
b. ingenious

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June 4, 2009  2:38 PM

Which is correct — illusion, allusion or elusion?

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typing Which is correct?
Atom was chosen as the name for the processor as an _________ to the tiny but powerful particle of the physical world.
a. allusion
b. illusion
c. elusion

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June 3, 2009  3:35 PM

Sums under a dollar

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typing Which is correct?
The Wall Street Journal wants to implement a micropayments system in which accessing a single article could cost as little as _____.
a. $0.02
b. 2 cents
c. two cents

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June 1, 2009  8:38 PM

Subject – verb agreement and the parenthetical phrase

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typing Which is correct?
Easy administration, as well as greater security, ___ expected when you install an IP surveillance system.
a. is
b. are

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May 29, 2009  1:33 PM

Which is correct — simple or simplistic?

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typing Which is correct?
A good markup language should be as ________ as possible, rather than needlessly complicated.
a. simple
b. simplistic

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