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March 30, 2009  10:12 PM

Which is correct — number or amount?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, number or amount, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
The _________ of computers infected with Conficker has increased dramatically.
a. amount
b. number

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March 30, 2009  4:00 PM

Which is correct — principle or principal?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, principal or principle, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
The _________ change in IPv6 is the increase of address space.
a. principle
b. principal

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March 26, 2009  5:20 PM

Common grammar errors – than or from?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
different than/from

Which is correct?

Their plan for public Wi-Fi is somewhat different __________ our plan for extending broadband access.
a. than
b. from

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March 25, 2009  4:24 PM

Common grammar mistakes – Which or that?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
that/which

Which is correct?

The new company camcorders, _______ are smaller and take better video, cost half as much as the camcorders we already had.
a. which
b. that

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March 23, 2009  3:50 PM

Grammar Mistakes – between, among



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
between or among

To reap benefits from the use of COTS products in government, there must be more collaboration ________ the military and private sector industry.
a. between
b. among

Which is correct?

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March 19, 2009  10:52 AM

Which is correct — dilemma or dilemna?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, dilemma / dilemna, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
The DBA was faced with a _______: Should she increase user privileges and hamper security or restrict user privileges and hamper productivity?
a. dilemma
b. dilemna

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March 18, 2009  1:35 PM

Born out or borne out?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
born or borne, Business writing, CIO, Quiz, spelling
typing Which is correct?
Years ago, futurists predicted that by the 21st century we would all be piloting flying cars. Those predictions have not been _________ so far.
a. born out
b. borne out

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March 17, 2009  12:24 PM

A fraction is or a fraction are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, fraction, is / are, plural/singular, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Of the hundreds of green initiatives proposed, only a _________ ever implemented.
a. fraction is
b. fraction are

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March 16, 2009  7:44 PM

Express permission or expressed permission?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, express permission or expressed permission, grammar, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Omnia’s marketing survey states that the company will not share your information without your __________ permission.
a. express
b. expressed

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March 16, 2009  12:50 PM

Which is correct — founder or flounder?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, founder or flounder, Quiz
typing Which is correct?
All 550 employees found jobs with a competitor when the company ___________ and left them out of work.
a. floundered
b. foundered

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