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April 15, 2010  5:04 PM

Between or among

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

Which is correct? There are three FDCC seminars this week; you can choose ______ Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. a. among b. between

April 15, 2010  1:34 PM

Fair well or fare well?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, fare or fair, grammar, Quiz, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? NASA's concern was that the organization's communications would not ____ very well if restricted to only two TICs. a. fare b. fair

April 13, 2010  12:36 PM

That vs. which (Part II)

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, that/which

Which is correct? EINSTEIN is the product of government projects ______ were undertaken to improve U.S. government services on the Internet. a. which b. that

April 12, 2010  1:41 PM

Is that a FAQ list or an FAQ list?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a FAQ or an FAQ, acronyms and initialisms, Business writing, CIO, grammar, pronunciation, Quiz

Which is correct? The MultiSpeak website provides ______ list explaining more about the initiative. a. a FAQ b. an FAQ

April 8, 2010  10:41 PM

Valuable or invaluable?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, confusing words, grammar, health information, health information sharing, health IT, Quiz, valuable vs. invaluable, word meanings

Which is correct? According to some critics, the sharing of health data among organizations will provide ___________ source of information for insurance providers seeking to deny claims. a. a valuable b. an invaluable

April 8, 2010  5:35 PM

Utmost or upmost?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, utmost or upmost

Which is correct? The security of clients' personal information is of _______ importance. a. upmost b. utmost Answer: b Explanation: I...

April 7, 2010  10:34 AM

Omitting “that”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, open source, programming, Quiz, that

Which is correct? Linus Torvalds _______ choosing to be an open source software engineer is a calling, rather than a career choice. a. said that b. said

April 1, 2010  2:46 PM

Had had, that that, is is — are doubled words okay?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, doubled words, grammar, Grammar Girl, had had, is is, Quiz, sentence structure

Which is correct? Frustrated by shoddy products and bad service, she tweeted that she _____ enough and would never buy from that company again. a. had had b. had

April 1, 2010  2:14 PM

Is it April Fools, April Fool’s or April Fools’ Day?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, April Fools', Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling holiday names

Which is correct? The Daily Telegraph reported that ferrets would be involved in delivering broadband to rural areas. Oh right -- it's ____________. a. April Fools Day b. April Fool's Day c. April Fools'...

March 29, 2010  1:35 PM

“Awhile” or “a while?”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
awhile or a while, Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, exploits, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? Ransomware hasn't been in the news for _______ but it seems to be making a comeback. a. a while b. awhile

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