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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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January 8, 2009  1:13 AM

Writing for Business – dived, dove

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: 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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December 30, 2008  10:22 PM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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

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December 29, 2008  7:50 PM

Writing for business – copywrite or copyright?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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

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December 23, 2008  12:35 PM

Writing for business – principal or principle?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
Which is correct?
The _______ reason a company switches to VoIP is to save money.
a. principle
b. principal

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December 22, 2008  5:22 PM

Writing for business – wreckless or reckless

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

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

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