Writing for Business


January 5, 2017  4:00 PM

Among or between?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

moneyWe decided to split the cost of support for Puppet ________ four departments.
a. among
b. between

Which is correct?

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December 7, 2016  2:28 AM

Fewer or less – which is correct?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

digital time clockThe promise of automation is that people will need to work _____ hours.
a. fewer
b. less
Which is correct?

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December 6, 2016  1:42 AM

Awhile or a while – Which is correct?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

grocery-bagAmazon Go is the best idea for improving the brick and mortar grocery shopping experience in quite _______.
a. awhile
b. a while
Which is correct?
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September 7, 2016  7:44 PM

Irregardless or Regardless – Which is correct?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Converged infrastructure, Infrastructure

Which is correct?

infrastructure_________ of the cost, we should seriously think about moving to a converged infrastructure.

A. Irregardless
B. Regardless

 

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February 23, 2015  5:00 PM

Utilizing pomodori: use vs. utilize

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
CIO

Which is correct?
interrobang

Francesco Cirillo developed the pomodoro technique in the late 1980s, when he _______ his tomato-shaped kitchen timer to organize his work schedule.   

a. utilized

b. used

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October 6, 2014  8:26 PM

Check yourself before you wreck yourself: Using reflexive pronouns correctly

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
CIO

Which is correct?

interrobang Call __________ if you have any problems setting up the new modem.  

  1. myself or Gerald
  2. Gerald or myself
  3. Me or Gerald
  4. Gerald or me
  5. Gerald or I
  6. I or Gerald

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July 2, 2014  12:20 PM

Vocabulary: Does hapless mean unhappy, unlucky or ineffectual?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
CIO

What does this sentence mean?

interrobang When the hapless contestant is fired at the end of Apprentice, it is usually because he has failed as a project manager.  Does hapless mean:

a. Unhappy

b. Unlucky

c. Ineffectual

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June 17, 2014  2:51 PM

Vocabulary: Does protean mean beginning, changeable or heroic?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
CIO

What does this sentence mean?

interrobang To satisfy the WebOps job description, an applicant must have a protean career history.  

a. The applicant would need to be just starting out.

b. The applicant would need experience in many different jobs.

c. The applicant would need to have demonstrated heroic efforts.

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May 7, 2014  2:44 PM

Subject / verb agreement

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
typing Which is correct?
The survey results taught us that one in three network administrators ____ interested in learning more about software-defined networking.
a. was
b. were

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April 30, 2014  3:20 PM

Prefer to, prefer than or prefer over?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Our data shows that a vast majority of customers prefer Brand A  ____ Brand B.
a. to
b. than
c. over

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