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common misspellings


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 18, 2012  2:10 PM

Old-fashion or old-fashioned?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common grammar errors, common misspellings, compound adjectives, hyphenation, word meanings

Which is correct? We're planning an ___________ Christmas this year. We'll be dining by candlelight --...


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


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


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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