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March 16, 2009  12:50 PM

Which is correct — founder or flounder?



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

typing Which is correct? All 550 employees found jobs with a competitor when the company ___________ and left them out...

March 6, 2009  4:07 PM

Comma before “Inc.” or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, Inc., punctuation, Quiz

typing Which is correct? ___________ is an online retailer. a. Amazon.com Inc. b. Amazon.com,...


March 4, 2009  10:11 PM

Plurals and possessives



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, plurals and possessives, possession, Quiz, two month's or two months'

typing Which is correct? According to your contract, you're required to give _________ notice. a. two weeks b. two...


March 4, 2009  5:24 PM

Which is correct — flack or flak?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, flack or flak, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The CEO knew she was likely to get some ______ over her substantial bonus. a. flak b....


March 3, 2009  7:32 PM

Prepositions — off or off of?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, double prepositions, grammar, off or off of, prepositions, Quiz

typing Which is correct? It can take as long as a year before a product moves ______ the factory floor. a. off...


March 2, 2009  5:43 PM

Expressing numbers and percentages



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, numbers, numbers at first of sentence, percentages, ranges

typing Which is correct? ____________ of CCTV cameras in the U.K. are in public locations. a. Ninety to 95...


February 20, 2009  5:01 PM

Which is correct — flush out or flesh out?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, flush out or flesh out, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The manager clapped me on the back and said, "Let's get that contract signed and we can _____...


February 18, 2009  5:43 PM

Sums under a dollar — spell out?



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

typing Which is correct? The stock fell ______ to $45.50 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. a. $0.75 b....


February 16, 2009  7:53 PM

Articles, acronyms and initialisms — use “a” or “an”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, articles, Business writing, CIO, grammar, initialisms, Quiz

typing Which is correct? ___ USB drive offers a lot of advantages over older portable storage devices. a. a b....


February 13, 2009  5:46 PM

Which is correct — continual or continuous?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, continual or continuous, Quiz

typing Which is correct? You can expect your direct supervisor to monitor your progress ___________. a....


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