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October 21, 2009  4:10 PM

Hyphenation — low cost or low-cost?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, hyphenation, low-cost or low cost, Quiz

Which is correct? Cluster computing can also be used as a relatively______ form of parallel processing. a. low cost b. low-cost Continued...

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October 21, 2009  3:18 PM

Which is correct — oriented or orientated?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, orient vs. orientate, Quiz, synonyms, word choice, word origins

Which is correct? The user found that the application worked well if she could get the phone view ________ with the package barcode. a. orientated b. oriented


October 20, 2009  1:30 PM

Purposely or purposefully?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, purposely or purposefully, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? Although most information breaches aren't committed _________, the effects can be just as serious as if there had been a security attack. a. purposely b. purposefully


October 16, 2009  6:05 PM

Any more or anymore?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
anymore or any more, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? So many products include tracking capabilities that soon it won't be possible to get lost...


October 15, 2009  8:15 PM

More misadventures with “myself”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, me, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, Principle A violation, reflexive pronouns

On his Literal-Minded blog, Neal Whitman explains more about how reflexive pronouns are used correctly in an embarrassing episode from his past:

“Maddie, Ed, Deanna, and Jennifer are riding...


October 15, 2009  5:06 PM

PDA’s or PDAs?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophe abuse, apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, grammar, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? Anything that promises to keep operating costs lower is likely to spur the market for smart phones and _____. a. PDA's b. PDAs Continued...

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October 14, 2009  4:34 PM

Me, myself or I?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, first person singular, grammar, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, pronouns, Quiz

Which is correct? The final decision on cloud implementation is up to the CIO and ____." a. me b. myself c. I Continued »


October 14, 2009  4:30 PM

‘Myself’ abuse — understanding first person singular



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, first person singular, grammar, me/myself/I, personal pronouns, pronouns, Quiz

Note:The following first appeared on Turner Ink Myself abuse is rampant online and nowhere more so than in business communications. My fond hope is that the...


October 9, 2009  5:07 PM

Web site or website?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling, Web site or website

Which is correct? According to COPPA, _________ must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young site users. a. Web sites b. websites


October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer's account. a. procedes b. proceeds


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