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August 10, 2012  12:24 PM

Can you use “between” when you’re talking about more than two things?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
between or among, CIO, grammar, grammar myths

Which is correct? Instead of choosing _______ Dropbox, Google Drive and

August 8, 2012  1:25 PM

What’s the difference between software, programs and applications?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, confusing words, tech writing, technology, word meanings

Which is correct? An operating system (OS) is the ________ that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program,...


July 30, 2012  8:50 PM

ingenuous vs. disingenuous



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, made-up words, non-words

Which is correct? The media is being __________ when it follows a vendor's lead and calls a blatant marketing event a "news conference." a. ingenuous b. disingenuous

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July 29, 2012  5:53 PM

Ingenuous or ingenious — what’s the difference?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings, commonly confused terms, commonly confused words, commonly misunderstood terms, word meanings

Which is correct? The reason spam continues to make money for the people who send it is that a tiny number of recipients are _________ enough to respond to it. The trick is to send out a large enough volume...


July 29, 2012  10:52 AM

Quiz: Commonly confused words



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused terms, commonly confused words, Quiz

It's a wonderful thing, in many ways, but the Internet has a lot to answer to in other areas -- grammar not the least of them. We've got eggcorns, words that were created from mistakes, and bizarre misunderstandings that the Web seems to spread, if not actively promote. Can you select the...


July 25, 2012  7:56 PM

Do you double the letter “L” before “ed” or “ing”? It depends.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, spelling, traveler or traveller, verbs

Which is correct? The phishing email warned that unless I updated my contact information, my eBay account would be ______________. a. canceled b. cancelled


July 17, 2012  2:21 PM

The difference between racking your brain and wracking your brain



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings, commonly confused words, spelling

typing Which is correct? I've been ______ my brain but I cannot figure out how to get this


July 5, 2012  4:51 PM

Is that your conscious or your conscience that’s guilty? Are you self-conscious or self-conscience?



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

Which is correct? The former bank technician admitted to the identity theft exploit and said he'd had a guilty ________ about it. a....


July 5, 2012  12:39 PM

lowdown, low down or low-down



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, CIO, hyphenation, slang

Which is correct? Read the FAQ to get the ______ on open source cloud computing. a. low down b. lowdown c. low-down


July 4, 2012  1:50 PM

Nice segway — or nice segue?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, eggcorns, funny errors, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? Telecom carriers are increasingly making a ______ into cloud services. a. segway b. segue


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