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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?

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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?

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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

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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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March 18, 2009  1:35 PM

Born out or borne out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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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March 6, 2009  4:07 PM

Comma before “Inc.” or not?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
___________ is an online retailer.
a. Amazon.com Inc.
b. Amazon.com, Inc.

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