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December 21, 2012  10:33 PM

Is the rule changing on “comprised of”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misunderstood terms, commonly misused expressions, commonly misused phrases, commonly misused words, confusing words

  I had a comment, a while back, on this post about "comprised of." The correspondent wrote that, contrary to my conclusion, "comprised of" is acceptable in the UK. I know these things...

December 21, 2012  2:14 PM

Supposed to or suppose to?



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

  Which is correct? I was _______ go to the staff party but, ironically, I had to work late. a. suppose b. supposed Continued »


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


June 21, 2011  12:52 PM

Nip it in the butt or in the bud?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, eggcorns, grammar, Quiz, writing errors

Which is correct? At the C-level management meeting, the CEO said that he knew there was a rumor starting to circulate about positions being


January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, commonly misused phrases, for all intensive purposes, for all intents and purposes, grammar, idioms, idiotisms, Quiz

Which is correct? Although a distinction is sometimes made, _________________ "non-profit" and "not-for-profit" both refer the same type of business model. a. for all intensive purposes b. for all intents and purposes


May 14, 2009  6:54 PM

Beg the question or raise the question?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
begging the question, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The age of ubiquitous social connectivity ____ the question of whether we really need to be...


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