Writing for Business - A Whatis.com Blog


December 30, 2008  10:22 PM

Writing for business – New Year’s, New Years or New Years’ Eve?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, possessives, Quiz
noisemaker.jpg Which is correct?
After the celebrations of ____________, January 1 seems like an excellent choice for a holiday.
a. New Year’s Eve
b. New Years Eve
c. New Years’ Eve

Continued »

December 29, 2008  7:50 PM

Writing for business – copywrite or copyright?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, copyright or copywrite, grammar, Quiz
Which is correct?
According to the Berne ________ convention, all content created since April 1989 is protected, whether or not that fact is specifically stated.
a. copywrite
b. copyright

Continued »


December 23, 2008  12:35 PM

Writing for business – principal or principle?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, principle or principal, Quiz, spelling
Which is correct?
The _______ reason a company switches to VoIP is to save money.
a. principle
b. principal

Continued »


December 22, 2008  5:22 PM

Writing for business – wreckless or reckless



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO, spelling

Which is correct?

The bank’s ________ lending practices are at least partly to blame for its current financial woes.
a. reckless
b. wreckless

Continued »


December 17, 2008  8:31 PM

Writing for business – trouper or trooper?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz, trooper or trouper
Which is correct?
Ellen is a real _______, always doing whatever needs to be done to move a project along.
a. trooper
b. trouper

Continued »


December 17, 2008  2:05 AM

Writing for business – Simple past or present perfect



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
simple past or present perfect, verbs

Which is correct?

_________ the screencast yet?
a. Did you finish
b. Have you finished

Continued »


December 14, 2008  11:48 PM

Writing for business — a majority is or a majority are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, is / are, plural/singular, subject-verb agreement
Which is correct?
A 95 percent majority ____ opposed to scheduling meetings for after 5 p.m.
a. is
b. are

Continued »


December 10, 2008  6:08 PM

Writing for business – indefinite pronouns



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agreement, CIO, indefinite pronoun

None of you _________ responsibility for this spagetti code fiasco?
a. accept
b. accepts

Answer: b

Explanation: None is an indefinite pronoun that can be either singular or plural, depending on sentence context. When none is used to mean “not a single one of you,” it is singular and requires a singular verb.


December 8, 2008  3:48 PM

Writing for business – comma splice



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO
Which is correct?

Wireshark can examine traffic at a variety of ______ its flexibility makes it a valuable tool for troubleshooting.
a. levels,
b. levels;

Continued »


December 5, 2008  7:06 PM

Writing for Business – has/have



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
subject-verb agreement
The set of practices in the ten rules of lean production ______ been adopted by many industries in the U.S. and Europe.
a. have
b. has

Continued »


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: