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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
CIO
router.jpg Which is correct?

Look _________ the printer; that’s where the router is.
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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October 7, 2008  10:55 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — a number is or a number are?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
datacenter.jpg Which is correct?
A number of data centers ____ equipped with multiple ISP connections.
a. is
b. are

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October 6, 2008  12:53 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — compound possessives

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
exec.jpg Which is correct?
The ____ or CFO’s signature is required on that requisition form.
a. CEO
b. CEO’s

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October 3, 2008  1:38 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — imply or infer?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
magnifying-glass.jpg Which is correct?
In your speech to stockholders, were you _______ that fourth quarter earnings will depend on foreign markets?
a. inferring
b. implying

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October 2, 2008  1:08 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — complimentary or complementary?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
puzzle.jpg Which is correct?
Ajax and Flex are __________ technologies in RIA development for SOA.
a. complementary
b. complimentary

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