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November 7, 2013  10:24 PM

Off vs. off of



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar myths, grammar rules you can break, grammar wars, prepositions

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December 12, 2012  1:38 AM

Christmas vs. Xmas



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, grammar history, grammar wars, holiday names

Which is correct? There are a lot of holidays in December, not just ______ but also Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, Santa Lucia Day and sometimes Ramadan. a. Xmas b. Christmas


November 2, 2012  12:53 PM

Disinterested or uninterested?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, tricky grammar questions, word choice, word meanings

  Which is correct? According to some critics, Google is _________ in fixing YouTube flaws. a. uninterested b. disinterested


October 5, 2012  10:55 AM

Splitting infinitives and changing rules



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar, grammar myths, grammar rules you can break, grammar wars

Which is preferable? 1. To reduce its vulnerability, the government planned to gradually reduce its number of Internet connections. 2. To reduce its vulnerability, the government planned to reduce its...


September 26, 2012  1:23 PM

“Healthy” vs. “healthful” and the problem of audience standards



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, ESL, grammar wars, health information, health IT, synonyms, word choice

Which is correct? With dinner guests due to arrive within the hour, I started browsing through Pinterest looking for quick and _______ recipes. a. healthful b. healthy


August 21, 2012  2:11 PM

Sneaked or snuck?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, CIO, grammar wars, non-standard grammar, verb tense, verbs

Which is correct? I'm cleaning up my Facebook account, unfriending people I don't know and the ones I wish I didn't know that have somehow ______ in. a. snuck b. sneaked


June 4, 2012  1:27 PM

How unique?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, prescriptivism, very unique, word meanings

What's wrong with the following sentence? "Cloud computing poses some very unique security challenges."


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