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August 3, 2009  1:35 PM

Starting a sentence with “because” — comma required?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, conjunctions, punctuation, Quiz, sentence structure, starting a sentence with "because", starting a sentence with a conjunction

typing Which is correct? Because the power wiring system was designed for _____ its ability to carry higher frequencies...

July 28, 2009  4:18 PM

Large sums of money



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, currency, large numbers, money, numerals, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The new regulation could cost employers _________ in compliance-related costs. a. $12...


July 27, 2009  5:36 PM

Which is correct — beside or besides?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
beside / besides, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Voice search is better than text for a number of applications________ getting stock quotes and...


July 23, 2009  4:21 PM

Anyway vs. any way



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any way / anyway, Business writing, CIO, compound words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The need for regulatory compliance makes business owners want to track operations in _______...


July 23, 2009  11:38 AM

Anytime — anyway, anywhere?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any time/anytime, Business writing, CIO, compound words, compound words with any, Quiz

typing Which is correct? A patch panel enables you to switch and swap Firewire connections ______ you want. a. any...


July 22, 2009  12:07 PM

Use / mention distinction AKA words as words



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Quiz, quotation marks, use - mention, when to set off words with quotation marks, words as words

typing Which is correct? a. JeOS stands for just enough operating system. b. "JeOS" stands for "just enough operating...


July 21, 2009  2:19 PM

Which is correct — attain or obtain?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
attain or obtain, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Application streaming and virtualization can help you _______ greater network efficiency. a....


July 17, 2009  2:23 PM

Criteria is or criteria are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, criteria / criterion, plural or singular, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Your own criteria for selecting a


July 16, 2009  5:37 PM

Which is correct — alterior or ulterior?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
alterior or ulterior, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? Although ISPs promote...


July 15, 2009  6:57 PM

Which is correct — moot or mute?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, moot or mute, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? No matter how important your message is, if you don't choose the right delivery channel, the...


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