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June 8, 2010  1:51 PM

Do you have to comply to that or conform to it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, comply vs. conform, comply with or comply to, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Manufacturers that sell their products internationally have to ______ to ITAR stipulations. a. comply b. conform

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June 7, 2010  3:07 PM

Substantial vs. substantive



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, Quiz, substantive vs. substantial, word meanings

Which is correct? Information extraction is a process intended to pull meaningful data from noisy text without making _________ changes in the author`s intended meaning. a. substantial b....


June 2, 2010  7:37 PM

Can you give more than 100 percent?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
110 percent, Business writing, CIO, grammar, percentages, Quiz

Which is correct? The director thanked all participants for giving ______ . a. 100 percent b. 110 percent Continued »


May 26, 2010  4:30 PM

What century is this?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Modern financial bookkeeping practices date back to the ___ century, possibly about 1250. a. 11th b. 12th c. 13th Continued...

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May 25, 2010  1:12 PM

Would you care to commentate — or will commenting do?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commentate, grammar, jargon, Quiz, words

Which is correct? Walter Mossberg _________ that some rugged laptops have screens that are viewable in bright light. a. commented b. commentated


May 24, 2010  2:01 PM

Spell out percentages under 10 or express as numerals?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, numbers under 10, numerals, percentages, Quiz

Which is correct? The federal government established a goal of contracting with women-owned small businesses for ________ of the total. a. five percent b. 5 percent c. 5%


May 20, 2010  9:41 PM

Whet your appetite or wet your appetite?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, whet or wet, word meanings

Which is correct? Some proponents hope that Peppermint will ____ the mainstream appetite for cloud computing. a. whet b....


May 20, 2010  4:11 PM

Is that data historic or historical?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, grammar, historic or historical, Quiz

Which is correct? The majority of stakeholders want access to not only current information but also ________ data. a. historical b....


May 19, 2010  12:42 PM

Was he electrocuted or merely shocked?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, definitions, electrocution, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The plaintiff maintained that his disability was a result of being ___________ by a faulty device when he was in the hospital. a. electrocuted b. shocked


May 14, 2010  2:22 PM

Between you and I or between you and me?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
between you and I or between you and me, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Between you and ___ claims of openness seem to suggest that there's something to hide. a. I, b. me, Continued...

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