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December 9, 2009  4:38 PM

Capitalization and organizations



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, grammar, organizations, projects, Quiz

Which is correct? Applications for project funding must be received at the headquarters of the Philanthropic Foundation by December 11. The ________ reviews applications for funding in January. a. Foundation b. foundation

December 8, 2009  2:18 PM

Supposedly vs. supposably



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, data warehousing, grammar, supposedly or supposably

Which is correct? Although data warehousing was ________ going to be a panacea for enterprise data problems, things haven't worked out that way. a. supposedly b. supposably


December 4, 2009  4:11 PM

“Where” vs. “in which”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, code, grammar, Quiz, symbology, where/in which

typing Which is correct? The risk assessment guidelines for school buses addressed traffic conditions _______ small and...


December 2, 2009  9:06 PM

Less or fewer than 40 percent?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, less or fewer, percentages, Quiz

Which is correct? If ____ than 40 percent of the households in your area have broadband service, you're in an underserved area. a. less b. fewer

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December 2, 2009  3:11 PM

Faster or fastest?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, adverbs, Business writing, CIO, comparative and superlative, faster or fastest, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? The _______ of the two drives was causing shoe-shining. a. faster b. fastest Continued »


November 30, 2009  6:05 PM

Backup vs. back up



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
backup, backup vs. back up, Business writing, CIO, compound words, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? If you don't _______ your data effectively, you risk losing it. a. backup b. back up Continued »


November 25, 2009  1:57 PM

Till or ’til?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, robots, till or 'til, writing

Which is correct? Because time is limited, please hold your questions ____ after the robot demonstration. a. till b. 'til Continued »


November 23, 2009  2:16 PM

“Compared with” vs. “compared to” — is there a difference?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compared to vs. compared with, grammar, Quiz, word choice

Which is correct? When compared ____ the high-performance computers of twenty years ago, current PCs seem like supercomputers. a. with b. to

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November 20, 2009  1:14 PM

Writing dates correctly



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, commas, dates, dates and punctuation, grammar, Quiz, writing dates correctly

Which is correct? Alexander Popov first demonstrated the use of an antenna to transmit and receive radio waves in ____________. a. March 1896 b. March, 1896

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November 19, 2009  12:32 PM

Subject – verb agreement (Part II)



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

Which is correct? The increasing proliferation of Internet-connected devices _____ that more people are choosing wireless technology for home networks. a. means b. mean

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