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August 28, 2012  10:37 AM

Punctuation matters: What does this sentence mean?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commas, punctuation

What does this sentence mean? Happy birthday to Besse Cooper, the world's oldest person who turned 116 today. a. It's a birthday greeting for Besse Cooper. She is the oldest person in the world and she turned 116 today. b. It's a birthday greeting for Besse Cooper. She is the...

May 29, 2012  12:08 PM

Comma confusion



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commas, Oxford comma, punctuation

typing Which is correct?a. The iconic singer Madonna tweeted for the very first...


November 20, 2009  1:14 PM

Writing dates correctly



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, commas, dates, dates and punctuation, grammar, Quiz, writing dates correctly

Which is correct? Alexander Popov first demonstrated the use of an antenna to transmit and receive radio waves in ____________. a. March 1896 b. March, 1896

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October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, serial comma

Which is correct? Degaussing is used for a wide and disparate variety of items including ship hulls, _______ and CRT television sets and computer monitors. a. storage media b. storage media,


October 2, 2009  2:02 PM

Commas to set off occupations?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, commas to set off occupations, grammar, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? Bookmarklets are just one of the Web-related interests of ____________ Steve Kangas. a. the mathematician, b. the mathematician


September 30, 2009  4:41 PM

When should you use commas with “such as” and “including”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, including, punctuation, Quiz, such as

Which is correct? We have received expressions of concern about wiretap Trojans from various _________ the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Privacy Coalition. a. groups, including b. groups including


June 9, 2009  10:09 PM

The Oxford Comma (AKA the serial comma)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, Oxford comma, punctuation, Quiz, serial comma

typing Which is correct? Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion _________________. a. testing,...


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,...


January 22, 2009  1:48 AM

Writing for Business – introductory phrases



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, introductory phrases, misplaced modifiers

What's wrong with this sentence? Once infected, the worm turns off Windows Update services, thereby preventing the machine from obtaining the very patch that would have prevented the initial exploit.


January 19, 2009  6:42 PM

Writing for Business – Comma abuse



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, compound predicates

The new and improved Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings _________________ getting a lot of attention. a. look a lot different than they used to, and are b. look a lot different than they used to and are


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