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December 5, 2008  5:10 PM

Writing for business – rollback or roll back?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, rollback or roll back
Which is correct?
You can ________ the transaction to return to a state prior to the update if there are problems.
a. roll back
b. rollback

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December 4, 2008  4:30 PM

Writing for business — all right or alright?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
all right or alright, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz
Which is correct?
The office manager said it would be _________ if I signed for the delivery.
a. alright
b. all right

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December 4, 2008  12:36 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — capitalization — West or west?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, directions, east, north, Quiz, south, west
Which is correct?
In the _____, server revenues were flat throughout the quarter.
a. west
b. West

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December 3, 2008  12:26 PM

BlackBerries or BlackBerrys?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
BlackBerries or BlackBerrys, Business writing, CIO, Mobile, pluralization, Quiz
Which is correct?
Early ____________ ran on a couple of AA batteries and suffered a lot from lag as a result.
a. BlackBerries
b. BlackBerrys

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November 25, 2008  5:50 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — counsel or council?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, counsel/council, grammar
typing2.jpg Which is correct?
When working in a foreign country, a savvy project manager might seek ______ from local contacts to avoid culture clash.
a. counsel
b. council

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November 25, 2008  4:25 PM

Writing for Business – is/are



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agreement, CIO, is / are, subject-verb agreement
walter_bender2.jpg Which is correct?

The cost of hardware, software applications and related services _______ applied specifically to the business unit that uses the technology.
a. is
b. are

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November 18, 2008  5:53 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — better or best?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, better/best, Business writing, CIO, comparative/superlative
typing2.jpg Which is correct?
If neither of the software packages is ideal, please select the one that is ______.
a. better
b. best

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November 17, 2008  2:56 PM

Writing for Business – has, have



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO, has, have
crackberry.jpg Which is correct?

Deployment of GPS-capable mobile devices _______ dramatically increased during the past decade.
a. has
b. have

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November 13, 2008  1:51 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — one or more: was or were?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
agreement, Business writing, CIO, grammar, subject-verb agreement, was/were
typing1.jpg Which is correct?
One or more errors _____ encountered during installation.
a. was
b. were

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November 13, 2008  1:50 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — to hyphenate or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound words, hyphenation, prefixes
typing.jpg Which is correct?

TheĀ _________ headers shipped with SuSE Linux 9.0 contain several minor bugs that could not be fixed in time.
a. precompiled
b. pre-compiled

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