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September 20, 2012  6:29 PM

Grammar Glossary



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO

Which is correct? The phrase "fear, uncertainty and doubt" is an example of: a. an apposition  b. an epenthetic  c. a tricolon Continued »

September 17, 2012  1:09 PM

Do respect vs. due respect



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misunderstood phrases, eggcorns, word meanings

Which is correct? With all ________ to large vendors, startups and small businesses are more likely to innovate. a. do respect b. due respect

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September 13, 2012  1:55 PM

Eek out vs. eke out



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, ESL, meanings of common expressions, word meanings

Which is correct? Data center managers try to maximize energy efficiency to ______ more life from older facilities. a. eek out b. eke out


September 12, 2012  1:57 PM

Wind turban or wind turbine



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns

Which is correct? The manufacturer's commitment to clean technology is demonstrated through its on-site ___________, waste heat and rainwater collection, recycling and energy-efficient buildings. a....


September 10, 2012  2:05 PM

“augurs well” vs. “all goes well”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misunderstood terms, commonly misused expressions, eggcorns

Which is correct? The percentages of salary raises in the industry __________ for IT employment prospects. a. augurs well b. all goes well

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August 23, 2012  12:07 PM

The irony of using quotation marks for emphasis



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common grammar errors, quotation marks, quotation marks and punctuation, when to set off words with quotation marks

Which would you use to advertise a sale? a. "Excellent" deals on new and used iPhones! b. Excellent deals on new and used iPhones! c. Excellent deals on new and used iPhones!


August 21, 2012  2:11 PM

Sneaked or snuck?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, CIO, grammar wars, non-standard grammar, verb tense, verbs

Which is correct? I'm cleaning up my Facebook account, unfriending people I don't know and the ones I wish I didn't know that have somehow ______ in. a. snuck b. sneaked


August 20, 2012  1:56 PM

The difference between irony and sarcasm



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, irony, sarcasm

Which is correct? Dear Mr. Gates: I'd like to offer my congratulations on the


August 16, 2012  6:31 PM

“Try and” vs. “try to”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common grammar errors, common writing errors, grammar, Rock and roll grammar test

Which is correct? When I ______ print from the Web, my laptop


August 13, 2012  5:39 PM

Me or I and the problem of overcorrection



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, incorrection, me/myself/I, overcorrection, personal pronouns

Which is correct? Would you like Joe and _______ to attend the Tweetup in New York next week? a. me b. myself c. I Continued...

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