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November 18, 2009  4:08 PM

“Preventive” or “preventative?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, preventive / preventative, Quiz

Which is correct? The Red Flags Rule legislation was created as a __________ measure against identity theft. a. preventative b. preventive Continued...

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November 17, 2009  2:37 PM

“A NDR” or “an NDR?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
acronyms and initialisms, acronyms and prepositions, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Although some admins simply configure servers not to send out _______ (non-delivery report) when the recipient does not exist, that method can cause problems for some legitimate emails. a....


November 16, 2009  3:13 PM

Criteria or criterion?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
agenda, agendum, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, criteria / criterion, grammar, pluralization, Quiz, spam

Which is correct? One important ________ for security assurance is documentation of application security measures in development. a. criterion b. criteria

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November 13, 2009  4:10 PM

Is it “small businessmen” or “small-business men?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, enterprise document management, hyphenation, Quiz, small businesses, spelling

Which is correct? The notice for the EDM seminar stressed its usefulness for _________________ as well as large enterprises. a. small businessmen b. small-business men


November 12, 2009  2:09 PM

Semicolons and complex lists



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, complex lists, conjunctions, grammar, manufacturing, MRP systems, punctuation, Quiz, semicolons

Which is correct? An MRP system should satisfy three objectives: ensuring that materials and products are available for production and delivery; maintaining the lowest possible level of ___________ planning manufacturing activities, delivery schedules and purchasing...


October 26, 2009  10:29 PM

1990′s or 1990s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, dates, grammar, plurals, Quiz

Which is correct? The bandwidth demands of the average Internet user have increased dramatically since the _____. a. 1990s b. 1990's Continued »


October 26, 2009  3:00 PM

Me, myself, I — which is correct?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, first person singular, grammar, me/myself/I, pronouns, Quiz

Which is correct? I requested copies of the marketing report for other team members and ____. a. me b. myself c. I Continued »


October 23, 2009  8:04 PM

Between or among?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
between or among, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, word choice

Which is correct? They set up five mesh devices to create a high-bandwidth network _______ themselves without the need for a central access point. a. between b. among

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October 23, 2009  3:56 PM

Open source — hyphenate or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, Business writing, CIO, hyphenation, open source, Quiz

Which is correct? Open source describes any software whose source code is in the public domain or that is copyrighted and distributed under an ______________. a. open source license b. open-source license


October 23, 2009  12:11 PM

Please RSVP?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, redundancies, RSVP, Security, word meanings

Which is correct? We're planning a festive meal and special surprises for employees and their guests, so _______. a. RSVP b. please RSVP Continued »


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