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compound words


November 20, 2012  1:30 PM

Workout vs. work out



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

  Which is correct? I never take my iPhone to the gym when I go to _________ because things often go missing from the lockers. a.¬†work out b. workout

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 24, 2012  1:40 PM

Notwithstanding; not withstanding



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
compound words, legal words and phrases, one word or two, word meanings

Which is correct? Anything Apple is hot, the general hatred for iTunes ______________. a. notwithstanding b. not withstanding


May 18, 2012  1:31 PM

Do you login or log in?



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

Which is correct? Your Apple ID is the user name you use to _____ to iCloud, iTunes and the


November 30, 2009  6:05 PM

Backup vs. back up



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
backup, backup vs. back up, Business writing, CIO, compound words, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? If you don't _______ your data effectively, you risk losing it. a. backup b. back up Continued »


August 20, 2009  2:17 PM

More so or moreso?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound words, moreso / more so, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The ability to


August 18, 2009  1:20 PM

Anymore or any more?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
anymore or any more, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, compound words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The music industry is in flux because so many people don't buy music on CDs ________. a. any...


July 23, 2009  4:21 PM

Anyway vs. any way



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any way / anyway, Business writing, CIO, compound words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The need for regulatory compliance makes business owners want to track operations in _______...


July 23, 2009  11:38 AM

Anytime — anyway, anywhere?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any time/anytime, Business writing, CIO, compound words, compound words with any, Quiz

typing Which is correct? A patch panel enables you to switch and swap Firewire connections ______ you want. a. any...


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