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April 20, 2009  5:06 PM

Spell out ratios or use numerals?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, numbers, numerals, Quiz, ratios
typing Which is correct?
Most organizations should consider ______ an achievable goal for PUE.
a. 1:6
b. One:six

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April 17, 2009  2:00 PM

Which is correct — thirty-five percent or 35 percent?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, BitTorrent, Business writing, CIO, numbers, numerals, percentages, Quiz, traffic
typing Which is correct?
BitTorrent accounts for as much as ______ of all Internet traffic.
a. 35 percent
b. thirty-five percent

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April 16, 2009  4:31 PM

Which is correct — a URL or an URL?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
A top-level domain name is an essential component of ________.
a. a URL
b. an URL

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April 14, 2009  6:12 PM

All ready or already?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
all ready or already, Business writing, CIO, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Your company should have a plan in place ________ before it receives a request for e-discovery.
a. all ready
b. already

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April 13, 2009  7:38 PM

Would have liked to see or would have liked to have seen?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, verb tenses
typing Which is correct?
I would have like to ______ the terms of service before I signed the contract.
a. have seen
b. see

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April 13, 2009  5:27 PM

Intents and purposes or intensive purposes?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, grammar, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
For all __________________, you’ll be managing the plant for the next two weeks.
a. intents and purposes
b. intensive purposes

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April 3, 2009  3:21 PM

Which is correct — any time or anytime?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any time/anytime, Business writing, CIO, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
You can access a file on your hard drive __________ you want.
a. any time
b. anytime

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April 2, 2009  4:33 PM

Which is correct — mid-size or mid-sized?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, medium-size or medium-sized, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
It’s typically less expensive for small and ____________ businesses to customize commercial software packages than it is to develop their own applications.
a. medium-size
b. medium-sized

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April 2, 2009  2:58 PM

Common grammar mistakes – mute or moot?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commonly confused words

Which is correct?

Because our network administrators blocks access to Facebook, talking about whether employees spend too much time on Facebook at work is a   _______ point.
a. mute
b. moot

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April 1, 2009  4:33 PM

Whether vs. whether or not



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The CFO declined to say ______________ the company would issue a restatement.
a. whether or not
b. whether

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