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commonly misspelled words


September 12, 2012  1:57 PM

Wind turban or wind turbine



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns

Which is correct? The manufacturer's commitment to clean technology is demonstrated through its on-site ___________, waste heat and rainwater collection, recycling and energy-efficient buildings. a....

August 15, 2012  5:35 PM

Diffuse and defuse — homophones or homonyms?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, compound words, homonyms, homophones

Which is correct? Diffuse and defuse are often confused because they're ________: words that sound the same but mean different things. a. homophones b. homonyms


August 1, 2012  1:48 PM

Are you in the “all together” or the “altogether”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, compound words, one word or two

Which is correct? Tapes go bad and data can become corrupt or get erased ___________. a. altogether b. all...


July 13, 2012  12:33 PM

Is that mortician unkept or unkempt?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, word meanings

Which is correct? The interviews were not going well: One _______ search virgin, one mortician. So...


June 25, 2012  12:06 PM

Are you in the throws of despair over misspelled words?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, word meanings

Which is correct? The telecom industry is always in the _____ of transition and now is no exception, with IPv6 and cloud...

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June 20, 2012  11:19 AM

Laptop or labtop? I’m not even kidding.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words

Which is correct? I'm afraid my _______ has a virus because it's been slow to respond ever since I opened that attachment. a. laptop b. labtop


May 30, 2012  5:17 PM

Forego or forgo?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, commonly misspelled words, spelling

Which is correct? "We don't know whether platform or service is the direction enterprises are going to go —...


May 28, 2012  12:30 PM

mantle or mantel?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, spelling, word meanings

typing Which is correct? Since the advent of


May 25, 2012  10:44 AM

Typos, typoes or typo’s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, spelling, typos

typing Which is correct?
______ are not only embarrassing -- they can be dangerous. Back in 2005,


May 22, 2012  5:58 PM

Chuck it up, chalk it up or chock it up?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common phrases, commonly misspelled words

Which is correct? The VoIP system proposal wasn't ready in time and we missed the deadline specified in the RFP. ...


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