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October 29, 2012  11:27 AM

Combined words and Lewis Carroll

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, grammar quiz, grammatical terms, Lewis Carroll, word meaning

Which is correct? What do you call words like phablet,  Kinect and electrocute, that are each made up of parts of two words? a. retronyms b. portmanteaus c. anacronyms Bonus questions: What two words are each of those made from? a. phablet = ______ + ________ b....

October 19, 2011  4:44 PM

Defiantly or definitely? Definately?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common misspellings, defiantly, definately, definitely, grammar quiz

typing Which is correct? "Thanks to all who ensured that the

August 27, 2010  1:18 PM

Another 10-question grammar quiz from the early days

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, grammar quiz

1. Early ____________ ran on a couple of AA batteries and suffered a lot from lag as a result. a. BlackBerries b. BlackBerrys Which is correct? 2. A 95 percent...

July 2, 2010  2:53 PM

Still so many questions!

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, grammar quiz, Quiz, writing quiz

When Site Director Margaret Rouse kicked off the Writing for Business blog in July 2008, we thought the subject matter might be finite. So far, though, we're not seeing any indication. Every day, online content seems to deliver at least one new potential grammar question -- and some days we can...


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