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April 3, 2009  3:21 PM

Which is correct — any time or anytime?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: 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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March 30, 2009  10:12 PM

Which is correct — number or amount?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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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