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June 3, 2009  3:35 PM

Sums under a dollar

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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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May 27, 2009  5:02 PM

Which is correct — OSes or OS’s?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

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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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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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May 20, 2009  1:27 PM

“Here, here” or “hear, hear?”

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

There were cries of ___________ from board members when the CFO announced that the green computing incentives would also lead to more revenue.
a. “hear, hear”
b. “here, here”

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May 18, 2009  5:42 PM

Which is correct — flout or flaunt?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
It only takes one user ________ security policies to give an attacker access to network data.
a. flouting
b. flaunting

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May 14, 2009  6:54 PM

Beg the question or raise the question?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The age of ubiquitous social connectivity ____ the question of whether we really need to be friends with everyone we know.
a. begs
b. raises

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