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May 20, 2009  1:27 PM

“Here, here” or “hear, hear?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, hear, here, here or hear, Quiz, spelling
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused words, flaunt or flout, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
begging the question, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, Quiz
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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May 13, 2009  11:46 AM

Stanch or staunch?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, stanch / staunch
typing Which is correct?
James Turnbull discusses three open source tools that can be used in conjunction to secure e-mail and ______ the flow of spam.
a. stanch
b. staunch

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May 12, 2009  12:08 PM

Neither – nor and verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, neither / nor, Quiz, subject-verb agreement
typing Which is correct?
Currently, neither voice dialing nor voice search ___ considered to be dependable.
a. is
b. are

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May 11, 2009  1:25 PM

Each — singular or plural?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, each, plural/singular, Quiz, subject-verb agreement
typing Which is correct?
Each of the appliances in the model kitchen _________________________
a. have embedded systems.
b. has an embedded system.

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May 7, 2009  8:09 PM

Independent clauses and punctuation



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons, comma splices, independent clauses, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
In the future, marketers won’t ask for consumers’ __________ just read their minds.
a. opinions: They’ll
b. opinions, they’ll

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May 7, 2009  12:48 PM

Compound subjects and possessives



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound possessives, compound subjects, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Either ______ or Ellen’s computer needs more RAM for virtual memory to function properly.
a. Frank
b. Frank’s

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May 6, 2009  2:24 PM

Which is correct – apostrophe or no apostrophe?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, Quiz, websites
typing Which is correct?
You can download a free trial version of the software from the ________ website.
a. Tucows
b. Tucows’

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May 5, 2009  2:47 PM

Which is correct – traveler or traveller?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling, traveler or traveller
typing Which is correct?
Location-based services can help ___________ access information about local businesses and services.
a. travelers
b. travellers

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