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March 19, 2009  10:52 AM

Which is correct — dilemma or dilemna?



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

typing Which is correct? The DBA was faced with a _______: Should she increase user privileges and hamper security or...

March 18, 2009  1:35 PM

Born out or borne out?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
born or borne, Business writing, CIO, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? Years ago, futurists predicted that by the 21st century we would all be piloting flying cars....


March 17, 2009  12:24 PM

A fraction is or a fraction are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, fraction, is / are, plural/singular, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Of the hundreds of green initiatives proposed, only a _________ ever implemented. a. fraction...


March 16, 2009  7:44 PM

Express permission or expressed permission?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, express permission or expressed permission, grammar, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Omnia's marketing survey states that the company will not share your information without your...


March 16, 2009  12:50 PM

Which is correct — founder or flounder?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, founder or flounder, Quiz

typing Which is correct? All 550 employees found jobs with a competitor when the company ___________ and left them out...


March 6, 2009  4:07 PM

Comma before “Inc.” or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, Inc., punctuation, Quiz

typing Which is correct? ___________ is an online retailer. a. Amazon.com Inc. b. Amazon.com,...


March 4, 2009  10:11 PM

Plurals and possessives



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, plurals and possessives, possession, Quiz, two month's or two months'

typing Which is correct? According to your contract, you're required to give _________ notice. a. two weeks b. two...


March 4, 2009  5:24 PM

Which is correct — flack or flak?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, flack or flak, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The CEO knew she was likely to get some ______ over her substantial bonus. a. flak b....


March 3, 2009  7:32 PM

Prepositions — off or off of?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, double prepositions, grammar, off or off of, prepositions, Quiz

typing Which is correct? It can take as long as a year before a product moves ______ the factory floor. a. off...


March 2, 2009  5:43 PM

Expressing numbers and percentages



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, numbers, numbers at first of sentence, percentages, ranges

typing Which is correct? ____________ of CCTV cameras in the U.K. are in public locations. a. Ninety to 95...


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