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March 24, 2014  11:53 AM

“Over” vs. “more than” — apparently, it was a thing



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, numbers, word choice

Which is correct?

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December 12, 2012  2:15 AM

Santa Claus’s sleigh or Santa Claus’ sleigh?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, AP vs. Chicago style, Chicago Manual of Style, possessive case, possessives

  Which is correct? On December 24th, a lot of children can be found gazing out windows for a glimpse of _________ sleigh. a. Santa Claus' b. Santa Claus's


October 3, 2012  1:22 PM

Em dashes and spaces: AP vs. Chicago



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, AP vs. Chicago style, Chicago style, punctuation

I'm taking another run at yesterday's Q&A. I was apparently wrong about being wrong. I'd been using em dashes correctly all along, if only by accident, since we loosely follow AP...


August 21, 2012  2:11 PM

Sneaked or snuck?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, CIO, grammar wars, non-standard grammar, verb tense, verbs

Which is correct? I'm cleaning up my Facebook account, unfriending people I don't know and the ones I wish I didn't know that have somehow ______ in. a. snuck b. sneaked


June 14, 2012  12:51 PM

Do you capitalize “the” in publication names?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, capitalization, Chicago Manual of Style, publication names and capitalization, the and capitalization

Which is correct? In ________________, David Segal wrote that his previous column had made readers scrutinize their cell phone bills -- and that many found fraudulent charges: They'd been


June 12, 2012  2:25 PM

Good-bye, good-by, goodbye, goodby?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, hello/goodbye, hyphenation

Which is correct? According to some lexicographers, we may soon be saying ______ to the word hello because so much communication these days is through social networking sites, such as


May 23, 2012  2:16 PM

Is singular “they” OK?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, formal writing, grammar, singular they

Which is correct? If a new employee has only worked in a WYSIWYG interface before, _____ may be very confused by the


April 13, 2010  12:36 PM

That vs. which (Part II)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, that/which

Which is correct? EINSTEIN is the product of government projects ______ were undertaken to improve U.S. government services on the Internet. a. which b. that


March 15, 2010  2:58 PM

How do you spell out .com?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, dot.com or dot-com, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? Both the _______ domain and Site Director Margaret Rouse celebrate their birthday March 15. a. dotcom b. dot.com c. dot-com

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March 12, 2010  3:54 PM

Coopted or co-opted?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, coopt or co-opt, grammar, hyphenation, Quiz

Which is correct? If you believe your computer has been __________ into a botnet, call your system...

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