Writing for Business - A Whatis.com Blog


October 28, 2008  1:31 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — who or that?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capacity planning, CIO, who / that
calendar.jpg Which is correct?
The successful capacity planner is one ___ makes trade-offs between present and future expenditures.
a. who
b. that

Continued »

October 22, 2008  8:01 PM

Writing for Business – I / me



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO
meeting.jpg Which is correct?

Stealth layoffs? I think this is a matter for you and _______ to decide.
a. I
b. me

Continued »


October 22, 2008  7:52 PM

Writing for Business – our / our’s



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
our / our's
piggybank.jpg Which is correct?

After they had exhausted their department’s contingency budget, they wanted to tap into ______.
a. our’s
b. ours

Continued »


October 22, 2008  7:19 PM

Writing for Business – neither is / are



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agreement, technology
laptop1.jpg Which is correct?

Neither of the software applications _____ backwards compatible.
a. is
b. are

Continued »


October 22, 2008  10:28 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — since or because?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, grammar, Quiz, since/because
raid.jpg Which is correct?
The project impact analysis found that _______ RAID implementation increased the mean time between failures, there was greater fault tolerance.
a. because
b. since

Continued »


October 21, 2008  10:41 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — parentheses and periods



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, grammar, parentheses, punctuation, Quiz
parentheses.jpg Which is correct?
Test coders will develop scenarios and exercises to test new code _________________
a. (after each unit is written).
b. (after each unit is written.)

Continued »


October 20, 2008  2:23 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — complementary or complimentary?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, commonly confused words, complementary/complimentary, grammar, Quiz
laptop.jpg Which is correct?
According to a recent report, the more expensive your hotel is, the less likely it is to provide __________ Wi-Fi.
a. complementary
b. complimentary

Continued »


October 17, 2008  12:31 PM

Writing for business – parallel structure



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
parallel structure, series
social_network.jpg The company’s goals for social networking include listening to customers,  ___________________________________

a. to empower employees and brand recognition.
b. empowering employees and improving brand recognition.

Continued »


October 16, 2008  2:38 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — split infinitives



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, grammar, Quiz, split infinitives
thought-cloud.jpg Which is correct?
Organizations are using Web-based mechanisms to _________ towards cloud computing environments.
a. move incrementally
b. incrementally move

Continued »


October 16, 2008  11:54 AM

Writing for Business – I/me



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
I/me
handshake2.jpg Which is correct?

The vendor promised both my boss and ______ that their new product is backwards compatible .
a. I
b. me

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: