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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

August 23, 2011  4:27 PM

Just breath — or should that be “just breathe”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breathe vs. breath, Business writing, commonly misspelled words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The CEO thought he could ______ easily once the antivirus software was updated but...


December 13, 2010  1:50 PM

Did gummy bears breach security or breech it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breach/breech, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Security, spelling

Which is correct? When schools implemented


October 22, 2010  2:09 PM

Ad hoc, ad hock, add hoc, add hock?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ad hoc, ad hock, add hock, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? You can customize an _________ report on the fly to find the answer to a question that isn't a part of regular reporting. a. ad hoc b. ad hock c. add hoc d. add hock


October 20, 2010  2:03 PM

Are you unphased or unfazed?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, fazed or phased, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The user-training for the new business intelligence software was extensive, in the hopes that employees would be __________ by the change. a. unphased b. unfazed


July 6, 2010  1:22 PM

Baited breath or bated breath?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
bated or baited, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? News media executives watch with ______ breath to see if the iPad can save the industry. a. bated b. baited


June 14, 2010  3:48 PM

Is that a principle or a principal?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, principal or principle, Quiz

Which is correct? Wave-particle duality is a fundamental __________ of quantum theory. a. principle b....


May 20, 2010  9:41 PM

Whet your appetite or wet your appetite?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, whet or wet, word meanings

Which is correct? Some proponents hope that Peppermint will ____ the mainstream appetite for cloud computing. a. whet b....


May 17, 2010  9:41 PM

Per say what?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Latin, spelling

Which is correct? A serious reportable event is not evidence of negligence ______. a. per say b. perse c. per se


April 30, 2010  12:45 PM

Supersede or supercede?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Many experts predict that cloud computing will completely _______ desktop computing within the not-too-distant future. a. supersede b. supercede c. superseed


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