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July 4, 2012  1:50 PM

Nice segway — or nice segue?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, eggcorns, funny errors, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? Telecom carriers are increasingly making a ______ into cloud services. a. segway b. segue

May 15, 2012  5:31 PM

Pidgin, creole and lingua franca



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, languages, linguistics, word meanings

Which is correct? English is becoming the world's _________, largely as a result of cultural globalization, fostered by television and the


May 10, 2012  2:18 PM

Bad business: What’s wrong with this sentence?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ambiguous pronoun references, Business writing, CIO, sentence structure, unclear references

What's wrong with the following sentence? ROI conflicts with the triple bottom line, so the business sometimes neglects ...


May 8, 2012  2:02 PM

Don’t leave your modifiers hanging



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, dangling modifiers

What's wrong with this sentence? "As a prominent cloud storage provider, security is crucial."


October 19, 2011  4:44 PM

Defiantly or definitely? Definately?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common misspellings, defiantly, definately, definitely, grammar quiz

typing Which is correct? "Thanks to all who ensured that the


August 23, 2011  4:27 PM

Just breath — or should that be “just breathe”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breathe vs. breath, Business writing, commonly misspelled words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The CEO thought he could ______ easily once the antivirus software was updated but...


June 21, 2011  12:52 PM

Nip it in the butt or in the bud?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, eggcorns, grammar, Quiz, writing errors

Which is correct? At the C-level management meeting, the CEO said that he knew there was a rumor starting to circulate about positions being


May 4, 2011  8:37 PM

Express / expressed



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, express permission or expressed permission, grammar

typing Which is correct? The copyright...


December 20, 2010  11:48 PM

If you’ve got more than one of them, are they computer mice or mouses?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, computer mice or mouses, confusing words, grammar, plural of mouse, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? The office only provided four ______ for the six laptops because they assumed at least a couple of users would be happy with the


December 13, 2010  1:50 PM

Did gummy bears breach security or breech it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breach/breech, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Security, spelling

Which is correct? When schools implemented


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