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April 29, 2010  12:58 PM

Does that augur well or auger well?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
auger or augur, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Latin, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The CFO said, with a twinkle in her eye, that the client's enthusiasm for the straw man proposal ______ well for negotiations. a....

March 25, 2010  1:08 PM

Borne out or born out?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
born out or borne out, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, energy, grammar, perpetual motion, Quiz

Which is correct? Claims of perpetual motion devices that would create clean, free energy have never been ______ out. a. borne b. born


March 18, 2010  2:38 PM

Principal vs. principle



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

Which is correct? The _________ reason to buy PictBridge-compliant devices is convenience. a. principal b. principle


March 10, 2010  1:42 PM

Beck and call or beckon call?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
beacon call, beck and call, beckon call, beckoned call, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, commonly misunderstood phrases, eggcorn, grammar, meanings, Quiz

Which is correct? Top Security Specialists offers the best in personal service and puts our R&D at your ___________. a. beck and call b. beckon call

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February 9, 2010  1:34 PM

Accomodate or accommodate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
accommodate or accomodate, Agile projects, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? According to Mike Cohn, Agile planning ___________ change by recognizing that it will occur. a. accommodates b. accomodates

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December 21, 2009  5:14 PM

Bane (or bain) of my existence?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
bane or bain, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, Google poll, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Inefficient use of bandwidth is the _____ of the network administrator's existence. a. bane b. bain


November 25, 2009  1:57 PM

Till or ’til?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, robots, till or 'til, writing

Which is correct? Because time is limited, please hold your questions ____ after the robot demonstration. a. till b. 'til Continued »


October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?



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

Which is correct? RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer's account. a. procedes b. proceeds


September 10, 2009  1:17 PM

All right or alright?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
all right or alright, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? I had a lot of success with distance learning, so I felt _______ about missing out on the social aspects of school. a. alright b. all right Answer: b Explanation: Alright is not a word -- which is a little...


July 16, 2009  5:37 PM

Which is correct — alterior or ulterior?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
alterior or ulterior, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? Although ISPs promote...


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