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January 27, 2009  12:14 PM

Writing for business – numbers and dimensions

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

The hiring manager has a stack of resumes ______ high.
a. 2 feet
b. two feet

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January 25, 2009  5:35 PM

Writing for Business — plural dates

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

Arthur L. Samuel of IBM’s Watson Research Center coined the term personal computer in the _____.
a. 1960′s
b. 1960s

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January 22, 2009  1:48 AM

Writing for Business – introductory phrases

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

What’s wrong with this sentence?

Once infected, the worm turns off Windows Update services, thereby preventing the machine from obtaining the very patch that would have prevented the initial exploit.

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January 19, 2009  6:42 PM

Writing for Business – Comma abuse

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The new and improved Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings _________________ getting a lot of attention.

a. look a lot different than they used to, and are

b. look a lot different than they used to and are

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January 19, 2009  4:58 PM

Writing for Business – liable, libel

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Which is correct?

The jury found the student __________ after reviewing evidence that his IP address and cable modem identifier were used to share over 2,000 files.
a. libel
b. liable

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January 13, 2009  7:24 PM

Writing for business – me or myself?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

I designed the new space to please ____ as much as I designed it to please the client.
a. me
b. myself

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January 13, 2009  7:02 PM

Writing for Business — modifier placement

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

The code __________________________.
a. needs to be rewritten badly
b. badly needs to be rewritten

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January 13, 2009  2:54 PM

Writing for Business – first come, first served or first-come-first-served?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

A limited number of hard copies are available; you can pick them up on a _______________ basis.
a. first-come-first-served
b. first come, first served

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January 9, 2009  8:30 PM

Writing for Business — elusive or illusive?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
typing Which is correct?

Although we went over archived emails until 11 p.m., the record we were looking for was ________.
a. illusive
b. elusive

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January 9, 2009  2:49 AM

Writing for Business – better, best

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Blackberry or iPhone — which one is _______?
a. best
b. better

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