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February 13, 2013  2:01 PM

Is the expression “one and the same” or “one in the same”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misunderstood phrases, commonly misused expressions, ESL, Paul Brians

Which is correct? Microsoft’s approach with Windows 8 is that tablets and PCs are ____________: same interface, same apps, same...

January 21, 2013  10:22 PM

Do you reap what you sow or what you sew?



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

Which is correct? Microsoft has often been accused of ______ FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to keep customers leery of switching to competitor's products. a. sowing b. sewing


November 29, 2012  9:01 PM

no doubt vs. no question



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misunderstood phrases, commonly misunderstood terms, commonly misused phrases, U.S. vs. U.K.

Which is correct? The judge said that he was sentencing the defendant to three years in prison because there was __________ that he was guilty. a. no doubt b. no question


November 7, 2012  11:40 AM

Which is larger: a 180 degree change or a 360 degree change?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, commonly misunderstood phrases

Which is correct? IT consumerization represents a _______ change in the flow of technology innovation -- a complete reversal of the way it used to go. a....


September 17, 2012  1:09 PM

Do respect vs. due respect



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misunderstood phrases, eggcorns, word meanings

Which is correct? With all ________ to large vendors, startups and small businesses are more likely to innovate. a. do respect b. due respect

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July 5, 2012  4:51 PM

Is that your conscious or your conscience that’s guilty? Are you self-conscious or self-conscience?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misunderstood phrases

Which is correct? The former bank technician admitted to the identity theft exploit and said he'd had a guilty ________ about it. a....


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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