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April 13, 2010  12:36 PM

That vs. which (Part II)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, that/which

Which is correct? EINSTEIN is the product of government projects ______ were undertaken to improve U.S. government services on the Internet. a. which b. that

April 8, 2010  5:35 PM

Utmost or upmost?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, utmost or upmost

Which is correct? The security of clients' personal information is of _______ importance. a. upmost b. utmost Answer: b Explanation: I...


March 22, 2010  1:43 PM

Imply vs. infer



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, imply/infer, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? When the senator announced there would be no new business taxes, she ________ that there would be new taxes in other areas. a. implied b. inferred

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March 1, 2010  6:00 PM

Run the gauntlet or the gamut?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, gamut vs. gauntlet, grammar, Quiz, word meantings

Which is correct? Household applications that could be powered by fuel cells run the ______ from lamps to slow cookers. a. gamut b. gauntlet


February 23, 2010  2:08 PM

Expeditious or expedient?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colocation, commonly confused words, expeditious or expedient, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The colocation service provider promised to deal with all issues _____________. a. expeditiously b. expediently


February 17, 2010  3:19 PM

Free rein or free reign?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, credit card, free reign or free rein, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? The advance warning of restrictions gave credit card companies __________ to find new ways to gouge consumers. a. free rein b. free reign

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February 12, 2010  1:22 PM

Effect vs. affect; amorous cats



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
affect vs. effect, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, emotional intelligence, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? A manager's level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office. a. effects b. affects Continued »


February 5, 2010  1:49 PM

substantial vs. substantive



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, ICANN, Quiz, RIR, substantive vs. substantial

Which is correct? They felt the report was unclear and requested a new plan defining __________ changes rather than broad, ill-defined goals. a. substantial b. substantive


February 4, 2010  4:07 PM

Continuous delivery or continual?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Add new tag, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, continual or continuous, grammar, medical telemetry, wireless, word choice

Which is correct? Intravenous systems enable _________ delivery of medication, which is often more beneficial to the patient than the intermittent delivery of oral medications. a. continuous b. continual


January 25, 2010  3:39 PM

Personal affects or personal effects?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, effect vs. affect, grammar, personal effects or personal affects, Quiz, word meaning

Which is correct? Among the items you should never leave on your desk are _____________ with sensitive information, such as credit card statements. a. personal affects b. personal effects


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