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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 17, 2010  9:41 PM

Per say what?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Latin, spelling

Which is correct? A serious reportable event is not evidence of negligence ______. a. per say b. perse c. per se


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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May 14, 2010  12:27 PM

Forward, back, north, south



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, dates, forward / back

Our long-time correspondent and frequent contributor Herzl (Tselly) Regev sent in this response to the question we sent out yesterday, If a deadline's moved forward is it...

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May 11, 2010  4:27 PM

Combining quotation marks with other punctuation



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, quotation marks and punctuation

Which is correct? According to Peter Drucker "there is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a _________ a. customer." b. customer".


May 11, 2010  2:47 PM

Hyphenating compound modifiers



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound modifiers, grammar, hyphenation, Quiz

Which is correct? In a _______ circuit, external noise can be picked up from appliances in the vicinity,...


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