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May 7, 2009  8:09 PM

Independent clauses and punctuation

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Location-based services can help ___________ access information about local businesses and services.
a. travelers
b. travellers

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May 4, 2009  2:04 PM

Which is correct — codenamed or code-named?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
In development, Windows 7 was ___________ both Blackcomb and Vienna.
a. code-named
b. codenamed

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May 1, 2009  2:44 PM

Which is correct — imply or infer?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The fact that the email had been deleted ______ that the evidence contained in it would have been damaging to the defendant.
a. implied
b. inferred

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April 30, 2009  12:41 PM

Which is correct – diffuse or defuse?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Predictive models of climate change inspired a movement to ______ the situation.
a. diffuse
b. defuse

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April 29, 2009  6:24 PM

Colons and semicolons

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
There are three major areas of __________ network virtualization, storage virtualization and server virtualization.

a. virtualization;
b. virtualization:

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April 28, 2009  4:48 PM

Spell out numbers for large sums or express as numerals?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
According to some predictions, widespread adoption of EHRs could save ____________ a year.
a. $77 billion
b. seventy-seven billion dollars

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April 23, 2009  10:26 PM

Which is correct — loath or loathe?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
Although the owners were originally _______ to change their management strategy, they were pleased with the results when they did.
a. loath
b. loathe

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