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October 1, 2008  12:34 PM

Writing for business – neither/nor

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

I would like to say once again that __________ have issues with the decision to move to Linux.
a. neither me or the systems operator
b. neither the systems operator or I
c. neither the systems operator nor I

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September 30, 2008  1:38 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — whose or who’s

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
balloon.jpg Which is correct?
_____ performance review is scheduled for three o’clock?
a. Who’s
b. Whose

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September 29, 2008  12:20 PM

Writing for business — breach or breech?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
burglar.jpg Which is correct?
Many organizations don’t give encryption a thought until they suffer a data _______.
a. breach
b. breech

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September 25, 2008  3:50 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — sesquipedalian excess

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
businessman.jpg Which is preferable?

We need to _________________________.
a. develop some impactful, leverageable synergies around our initiatives to monetize our user base and give our revenue stream some traction and lift.
b. find some creative ways to make money.

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September 24, 2008  10:04 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — averse or adverse

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
investor.jpg Which is correct?
In the current economic environment, investors are increasingly ______ to risk.
a. averse
b. adverse

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September 24, 2008  12:38 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — which / that

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

The latest version of the server has a hypervisor _________ is embedded within the core system firmware.
a. which
b. that

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September 23, 2008  11:49 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — amount or number?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
bean-jar.jpg Which is correct?
The CEO refused to speculate about the ________ of new employees that would be hired for the project.
a. amount
b. number

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September 22, 2008  1:21 PM

Quiz: Writing for business – as good or better than

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
balance-sheet.jpg Which is correct?
Performance in the third quarter is expected to be ___________ it was in the second quarter.
a. as good as or better than
b. as good or better than

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September 19, 2008  12:52 PM

Quiz: Writing for business 0919

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
angry_businessman.jpg Which is correct?
None of the software options _____ acceptable to the client.
a. is
b. are

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September 17, 2008  6:13 PM

Quiz: Writing for business 0917 (Part II)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
closing.jpg Which is correct?We don’t need your inventory report. It _____ matter anymore.
a. don’t
b. doesn’t

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