Writing for Business - A Whatis.com Blog:

Business writing


July 14, 2009  1:43 PM

Dot i’s and cross t’s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophe abuse, apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, dot i's and cross t's, pluralization, pluralizing single letters, Quiz

typing Which is correct? When it comes to compliance, make sure all your ____________________. a. i's are dotted and...

July 13, 2009  5:33 PM

Which is correct — averse or adverse?



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

typing Which is correct? As online security attacks increase, corporations are less ______ to allocating budget for...


July 9, 2009  11:16 AM

Acronyms and articles; Is the letter Y a vowel or a consonant?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
acronyms, acronyms and initialisms, acronyms and prepositions, Business writing, CIO, Quiz, Y vowel or consonant

typing Which is correct? The GRUB bootloader can run from ________. a. a USB drive. b. an USB...


July 7, 2009  11:23 AM

Which is correct — a while or awhile?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
awhile or a while, Business writing, CIO, lean production, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? Taiichi Ohno studied supermarket operation forĀ  _______ before developing Toyota's rules for...


July 6, 2009  2:12 PM

Which is correct — roll back or rollback?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Quiz, rollback or roll back, spelling

typing Which is correct? CDP allows the user to _______ to any point in time. a. roll back b....


July 2, 2009  8:04 PM

Which is correct — just deserts or just desserts?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, chafe or chaff, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? Some people fear that robots will get out of hand and suggest that we'll get our just _______...


July 2, 2009  6:05 PM

Which is correct — less or fewer?



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

typing Which is correct? Although Firefox has gained market share, ____ than 25 percent of Web users report that it`s...


June 30, 2009  8:02 PM

Which is correct — long standing or long-standing?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Animal Farm, Business writing, CIO, Google, hyphenation, long-standing or long standing, Quiz, Web bug

typing Which is correct? According to some privacy experts, Google's use of Web bugs violates the company's __________...


June 30, 2009  2:32 PM

Neither/nor and verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Microsoft, neither / nor, open source, Quiz, subject-verb agreement, VMware

typing Which is correct? Neither Microsoft nor VMware _____ that open source products pose a challenge. a. deny b....


June 29, 2009  2:39 PM

Capitalization — Web server or web server?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, Quiz, Web or web, Wired magazine, writing standards

typing Which is correct? Commonly virtualized applications include ____ servers and infrastructure servers. a. Web b....


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: