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May 4, 2009  2:04 PM

Which is correct — codenamed or code-named?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, code-name or codename, hyphenation, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, imply/infer, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, diffuse or defuse, Quiz, spelling
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



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, colons, independent clauses, Quiz, semicolons, writing for business
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, dollar sums, money, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, loath or loathe, spelling
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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April 23, 2009  3:20 PM

Which is correct — complementary or complimentary?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, complementary/complimentary, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
Usually, loyalty cards are ___________ but some companies charge for them.
a. complimentary
b. complementary

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April 22, 2009  4:33 PM

Which is correct, canvas or canvass?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, canvas or canvass, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
Before setting our environmental policies, we intend to ________ consumer groups for input.
a. canvas
b. canvass

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April 21, 2009  7:51 PM

Which is correct — frequent or visit?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, frequent as a verb, frequent or visit, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Some people join social networking sites but don’t ________ them often.
a. frequent
b. visit

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April 21, 2009  5:56 PM

Common grammar mistakes – pronoun agreement



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
pronouns

Which is correct?

Widget Company has announced that ________ testing a new scheduling and tracking software application from NDS.
a. it is
b. they are

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