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March 4, 2009  10:11 PM

Plurals and possessives

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typing Which is correct?
According to your contract, you’re required to give _________ notice.
a. two weeks
b. two week’s
c. two weeks’

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March 4, 2009  5:24 PM

Which is correct — flack or flak?

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typing Which is correct?
The CEO knew she was likely to get some ______ over her substantial bonus.
a. flak
b. flack

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March 3, 2009  7:32 PM

Prepositions — off or off of?

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typing Which is correct?
It can take as long as a year before a product moves ______ the factory floor.
a. off of
b. off

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March 2, 2009  5:43 PM

Expressing numbers and percentages

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
____________ of CCTV cameras in the U.K. are in public locations.
a. Ninety to 95 percent
b. Ninety to ninety-five percent

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February 20, 2009  5:01 PM

Which is correct — flush out or flesh out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The manager clapped me on the back and said, “Let’s get that contract signed and we can _____ out the details later.”
a. flesh
b. flush

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February 18, 2009  5:43 PM

Sums under a dollar — spell out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The stock fell ______ to $45.50 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading.
a. $0.75
b. 75 cents

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February 16, 2009  7:53 PM

Articles, acronyms and initialisms — use “a” or “an”?

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typing Which is correct?
___ USB drive offers a lot of advantages over older portable storage devices.
a. a
b. an

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February 13, 2009  5:46 PM

Which is correct — continual or continuous?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
You can expect your direct supervisor to monitor your progress ___________.
a. continuously
b. continually

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February 3, 2009  4:22 PM

Grammar mistakes – between or among

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I split the amount of time and effort I spend on social marketing  _______ Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
a. between
b. among

Which is correct?

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January 30, 2009  3:28 PM

Writing for Business – apostrophes in academic degrees?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?
The successful candidate will have a ___________ in Communications.
a. master’s degree
b. masters degree

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