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January 20, 2010  5:30 PM

Wherever or where ever?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, one word or two, Quiz, spelling, virtual servers, wherever or where ever

Which is correct? _________ a virtual server runs, its storage volumes should be accessible. a. Wherever b. Where ever

January 18, 2010  6:55 PM

Founder or flounder? (Neither is good but one is worse than the other.)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, founder or flounder, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? Apple ________ for some time after Jobs left. a. foundered b. floundered Continued...

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January 14, 2010  5:33 PM

Sarah Palin and her elk? What a lovely eggcorn!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misunderstood terms, commonly misused words, corporate governance, eggcorns, grammar, ilk vs. elk, Quiz, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? The ever-increasing emphasis on good corporate governance is partially a response to the malfeasance of Bernie Madoff and his ____. a. ilk b. elk


January 13, 2010  7:56 PM

Administrate or administer?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
administer vs. administrate, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, word choice

Which is correct? When time is an issue, a disk cloning product that is fast and easy to _________ is important. a. administrate b. administer

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January 11, 2010  2:44 PM

Is that six month’s, six months’ or six months worth?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, possessives, Quiz, six month's worth or six month's worth, time periods

Which is correct? The CFO suggested that the most practical solution might be to outsource the outstanding ____________ worth of backlog. a. six month's b. six months' c. six months


January 7, 2010  1:28 PM

Do you meet a limit or reach it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, Quiz, word choice

Which is correct? You should explore data archiving long before there's a risk that your storage limit will be _____. a. met b. reached

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January 6, 2010  2:06 PM

Averse or adverse?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
averse or adverse, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? According to the principles of AI, a focus on problems and difficulties will generate more _______ situations. a. averse b. adverse

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January 1, 2010  6:36 PM

That vs. which (Part I)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, restrictive and non-restrictive clauses, that/which

Which is correct? Continuous data protection offers recovery options _______ are simply not possible with a traditional backup system. a. that b. which

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December 30, 2009  9:20 PM

neither has or neither have?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, netbook, Quiz, subject-verb agreement

laptop1.jpg Which is correct? Neither of the netbooks _____ enough computing power for my purposes. a. has b....


December 30, 2009  6:47 PM

Nevermind or never mind?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic words and phrases, Business writing, CIO, grammar, never mind or nevermind, Quiz

Which is correct? Travelers at Pearson were told to expect eight-hour waits for U.S. customs alone, _________ subsequent security checks. a. never mind b. nevermind

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