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January 19, 2009  4:58 PM

Writing for Business – liable, libel



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, libel, spelling
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, me or myself, Quiz, reflexive pronouns
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



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, misplaced modifiers, Quiz
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectival phrases, Business writing, CIO, hyphenation
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?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz, spelling
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



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
comparative and superlative, comparisons

Which is correct?

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

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January 8, 2009  1:13 AM

Writing for Business – dived, dove



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
dive, dove, past tense, verbs

Which is correct?

As soon as I got the assignment, I ______ in.
a. dived
b. dove

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January 8, 2009  12:51 AM

Writing for Business – modifier placement



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
misplaced modifiers

Which is correct?

After defragging the hard drive, ___________________________________.
a. the computer seemed to run better.
b. I think the computer ran better.

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January 7, 2009  8:44 PM

Writing for Business — comma in a series rule



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, series
typing Which is correct?

Companies have been pressuring the Chinese government for years to crack down on the piracy of movies, _____________.
a. music and computer software
b. music, and computer software

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December 31, 2008  6:51 PM

Writing for Business – definately or definitely?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Which is correct?
I promise that if I can just have Friday off I will ________ be ready to start the new project on Monday.
a. definitely
b. definately

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