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December 5, 2012  3:55 PM

Why “how come”?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic speech and grammar, archaic words and phrases, CIO, formal writing

  Which is correct? a. How come male CIOs are still making more money than women in comparable positions? b. Why are male CIOs still making...

August 27, 2012  2:19 PM

The difference between “though” and “although”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Formal vs. informal writing, formal writing, the difference between, word meanings

Which is correct? A botnet is a group of computers organized to distribute spam or malware -- _________ the owners are typically unaware of the fact. a. though b. although c. even though

June 8, 2012  11:59 AM

Who vs. whom — for when you can’t avoid it

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
formal writing, incorrection, pronouns, whom

Which is correct? ____ can you trust? Social engineering tactics are so sneaky and phishing attempts are so sophisticated that...

May 23, 2012  2:16 PM

Is singular “they” OK?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, formal writing, grammar, singular they

Which is correct? If a new employee has only worked in a WYSIWYG interface before, _____ may be very confused by the


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