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December 14, 2008  11:48 PM

Writing for business — a majority is or a majority are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, is / are, plural/singular, subject-verb agreement

Which is correct? A 95 percent majority ____ opposed to scheduling meetings for after 5 p.m. a. is b. are
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December 10, 2008  6:08 PM

Writing for business – indefinite pronouns



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agreement, CIO, indefinite pronoun

None of you _________ responsibility for this spagetti code fiasco? a. accept b. accepts Answer: b Explanation: None is an indefinite pronoun that can be either singular or plural, depending on sentence context. When none is used to mean "not a single one of you," it is singular and...


December 8, 2008  3:48 PM

Writing for business – comma splice



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO

Which is correct? Wireshark can examine traffic at a variety of ______ its flexibility makes it a valuable tool for...


December 5, 2008  5:10 PM

Writing for business – rollback or roll back?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, rollback or roll back

Which is correct? You can ________ the transaction to return to a state prior to the update if there are problems. a. roll back b....


December 4, 2008  4:30 PM

Writing for business — all right or alright?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
all right or alright, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? The office manager said it would be _________ if I signed for the delivery. a. alright b. all...


December 4, 2008  12:36 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — capitalization — West or west?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, directions, east, north, Quiz, south, west

Which is correct? In the _____, server revenues were flat throughout the quarter. a. west b. West


December 3, 2008  12:26 PM

BlackBerries or BlackBerrys?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
BlackBerries or BlackBerrys, Business writing, CIO, Mobile, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? Early ____________ ran on a couple of AA batteries and suffered a lot from lag as a result. a....


November 25, 2008  5:50 PM

Quiz: Writing for business — counsel or council?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, counsel/council, grammar

typing2.jpg Which is correct? When working in a foreign country, a savvy project manager might seek ______ from local contacts...


November 25, 2008  4:25 PM

Writing for Business – is/are



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agreement, CIO, is / are, subject-verb agreement

walter_bender2.jpg Which is correct? The cost of hardware, software applications and related services _______ applied...


November 18, 2008  5:53 AM

Quiz: Writing for business — better or best?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, better/best, Business writing, CIO, comparative/superlative

typing2.jpg Which is correct? If neither of the software packages is ideal, please select the one that is ______. a....


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