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June 8, 2009  3:56 PM

Which is correct — like minded or like-minded?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound adjectives, hyphenation, like-minded or like minded, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, ingenious or ingenuous, Quiz, spelling
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
allusion, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, illusion and elusion, Quiz, spelling, words that sound the same
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



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, money, Quiz, sums of money under a dollar
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



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, is/are, Quiz, subject/verb agreement
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused words, Quiz, simple or simplistic
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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May 27, 2009  5:02 PM

Which is correct — OSes or OS’s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, OS's or OSes, pluralization, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
The criteria for choosing among ____ for mobile devices are complicated.
a. OS’s
b. OSes

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May 27, 2009  4:48 PM

Which is correct — missuse or misuse?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, misuse or missuse, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
Privacy watchdog organizations are concerned about the potential ______ of information when data is shared among organizations.
a. misuse
b. missuse

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May 26, 2009  3:52 PM

Which is correct — separate or seperate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, seperate or separate, spelling
typing Which is correct?
In a hybrid cloud, sensitive data and computing resources may be maintained in two _________ environments.
a. separate
b. seperate

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May 21, 2009  5:57 PM

Which is correct — judgement or judgment?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, judgement or judgment, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
It might pay off to migrate your organization to a cloud computing environment but you’ll have to use your own _________.
a. judgement
b. judgment

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