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July 3, 2012  5:07 PM

Do you capitalize “fourth” in the “fourth of July”?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
capitalization, CIO, holiday names

Which is correct? On the ____________ in 2009, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks targeted United States government websites. a. Fourth of July b. fourth of July

June 29, 2012  1:16 PM

There’s a little difference between “little” and “a little”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct? The project manager frowned and said she was _____ worried that scrutiny of the audit trail would uncover serious accounting issues. a. a little b. little

June 28, 2012  4:03 PM

What’s wrong with this Twitter profile?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
capitalization, CIO, writing errors

Can you identify the main problem in the following Twitter profile? "Cindy-Loo Who* is an Executive with a passion for Leadership. A Writer, Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Mother, Wife, & seeker of...

May 15, 2012  5:31 PM

Pidgin, creole and lingua franca

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, languages, linguistics, word meanings

Which is correct? English is becoming the world's _________, largely as a result of cultural globalization, fostered by television and the

May 14, 2012  1:55 PM

Navel research or naval research?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings

Which is correct? The United States _______ Research Laboratory (NRL) is the corporate research laboratory for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. a. Navel b. Naval

May 11, 2012  11:12 AM

Health care or healthcare?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, one word or two, spelling

typing Which is correct? The ___________

May 10, 2012  2:18 PM

Bad business: What’s wrong with this sentence?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ambiguous pronoun references, Business writing, CIO, sentence structure, unclear references

What's wrong with the following sentence? ROI conflicts with the triple bottom line, so the business sometimes neglects ...

May 8, 2012  2:02 PM

Don’t leave your modifiers hanging

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, dangling modifiers

What's wrong with this sentence? "As a prominent cloud storage provider, security is crucial."

March 21, 2012  1:43 PM

Low and behold? Lo and behold?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, lo and behold, low and behold

typing Which is correct? Rim cut the

October 19, 2011  4:44 PM

Defiantly or definitely? Definately?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common misspellings, defiantly, definately, definitely, grammar quiz

typing Which is correct? "Thanks to all who ensured that the

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