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November 18, 2008  5:53 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — better or best?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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?

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

The _________ 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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November 12, 2008  12:58 PM

Writing for Business – slow / slowly

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
slow1.jpg Is your computer running _________?  Disable start-up programs that you don’t use and run your anti-virus application.
a. slow
b. slowly

Answer: b

Explanation:

In spoken English, you may complain that your computer is running slow — but to be grammatically correct, you should use an adverb to describe how your computer is running.


November 11, 2008  3:12 AM

Writing for Business – e.g. / e.i.

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
help.jpg Which is correct?

The company requires you to use a trusted program to detect and remove spyware (_________ Windows Defender).
a. i.e.,
b. e.g.,

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November 7, 2008  12:58 PM

Writing for Business – its, it’s, their

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
This management company has each corporate tenant sign _____ lease on the third day of the month.
a. its
b. it’s
c. their

Which is correct?

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November 6, 2008  1:47 PM

Writing for business – I, myself

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
decision.jpg Michael Dell and ________ are responsible for the decision. We will ask each employee to take an unpaid vacation this quarter.
a. myself
b. I

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November 4, 2008  8:41 PM

Writing for business – pronoun agreement

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
sixpenguins.gif Because more than 50% of the data center’s software applications were Linux distributions, ________ considered to be an open source shop.
a. it was
b. they were

Which is correct?

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November 3, 2008  8:29 PM

Writing for Business – less or fewer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
conference.jpg The CIO reported that, as a result of financial constraints, ______ employees would be traveling to industry conferences in 2009.
a. less
b. fewer

Which is correct?

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