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October 20, 2008  2:23 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — complementary or complimentary?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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

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October 17, 2008  12:31 PM

Writing for business – parallel structure

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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.

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October 16, 2008  2:38 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — split infinitives

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
thought-cloud.jpg Which is correct?
Organizations are using Web-based mechanisms to _________ towards cloud computing environments.
a. move incrementally
b. incrementally move

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October 16, 2008  11:54 AM

Writing for Business – I/me

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
handshake2.jpg Which is correct?

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

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October 15, 2008  12:32 PM

Writing for Business – is / are

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
microsoft_windows_hyper-v.jpg Which is correct?

Each of the child partitions _____  isolated.
a. is
b. are

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October 14, 2008  11:53 AM

Writing for Business – besides or beside

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

Look _________ the printer; the router is there.
a. beside
b. besides

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October 13, 2008  2:16 PM

Writing for business – comparisons

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
post-it.jpg The programmers have discovered that they can address issues more effectively through story selection meetings  _________ more traditional specification meetings.
a. and not through
b. than through

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October 10, 2008  12:35 PM

Writing for business – ensure, insure, assure

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Which is correct?

The job of the CIO is to _______ that the company’s information technology investments are aligned with its strategic business objectives.
a. ensure
b. insure
c. assure

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October 9, 2008  9:26 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — relative pronouns and verb agreement

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
handshake.jpg Which is correct?
IAM is a combination of business processes, policies and technologies that ______ organizations to provide secure access to confidential data.
a. allows
b. allow

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October 8, 2008  10:13 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — ensure or assure?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
swear.jpg Which is correct?
The purpose of regression testing is to ______ that the software continues to function as expected under specific conditions.
a. ensure
b. assure

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