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October 7, 2009  8:50 PM

Easier vs. more easily



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, adverbs, Business writing, CIO, easier vs. more easily, grammar, parts of speech, Quiz

Which is correct? When a firewall uses static packet inspection, an attacker can get through the filter _______. a. easier b. more easily Continued...

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October 7, 2009  2:14 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons and semicolons, grammar, introducing lists, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? A bar code symbol typically consists of five _____ a quiet zone, a start character, data characters, a stop character and another quiet zone. a. parts: b. parts;


October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, serial comma

Which is correct? Degaussing is used for a wide and disparate variety of items including ship hulls, _______ and CRT television sets and computer monitors. a. storage media b. storage media,


October 2, 2009  2:02 PM

Commas to set off occupations?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, commas to set off occupations, grammar, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? Bookmarklets are just one of the Web-related interests of ____________ Steve Kangas. a. the mathematician, b. the mathematician


October 1, 2009  2:19 PM

Come down the pipe or the pike?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, grammar, homophones, Quiz

Which is correct? According to some experts, RATs are the most dangerous creatures to _________________ a. come down the pipe. b. come down the pike.

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September 30, 2009  4:41 PM

When should you use commas with “such as” and “including”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, including, punctuation, Quiz, such as

Which is correct? We have received expressions of concern about wiretap Trojans from various _________ the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Privacy Coalition. a. groups, including b. groups including


September 29, 2009  5:23 PM

Collective nouns and subject – verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, collective nouns, grammar, Quiz, subject-verb agreement

Which is correct? As the prevalence of VoIP increases, so ____ the number of attempts to exploit it. a. do b. does Continued...

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September 28, 2009  2:41 PM

Take a different tact — or tack?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused expressions, grammar, homophones, Quiz, tact / tack

Which is correct? When we learned that our relaxed approach to VoIP security made us more vulnerable to corporate espionage, we decided it was time to take a different ____. a. tack b. tact


September 25, 2009  12:59 PM

Do plural dates take an apostrophe?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, decades, grammar, plural dates, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? The IEEE was formed in the _____ when the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) combined. a. 1960's b. 1960s


September 24, 2009  11:17 AM

Pricing — is it competitive, aggressive or predatory?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, jargon, marketing terms, Quiz

Which is correct? We will be pricing the system ________ to get a jump on the market. a. competitively b. aggressively

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