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January 10, 2013  8:56 PM

Should you find an alternative to “due to”?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
due to, grammar, grammar myths, John McIntyre, sham rules and crochets

  Which is correct? Most major security breaches ____________ human error. a. can be attributed to b. are due to

October 31, 2012  12:36 PM

Halloween (or Hallowe’en) history, trivia and a quiz

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar, hyphenation, spelling, spelling holiday names, trivia

Which is correct? _________ is here and you know what that means -- cybercriminals have set up bait sites for SEO poisoning. a....

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...

August 16, 2012  6:31 PM

“Try and” vs. “try to”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common grammar errors, common writing errors, grammar, Rock and roll grammar test

Which is correct? When I ______ print from the Web, my laptop

August 10, 2012  12:24 PM

Can you use “between” when you’re talking about more than two things?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
between or among, CIO, grammar, grammar myths

Which is correct? Instead of choosing _______ Dropbox, Google Drive and

June 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Monies, moneys — or just plain old money?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ESL, grammar, large sums of money, moneys, monies, pluralization

Which is correct? The CFO reported gleefully that corporate ______ available at the end of the fourth quarter were so substantial that she had first thought it was an

June 21, 2012  8:14 PM

Put your modifiers in their places!

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar, misplaced modifiers, modifier mistakes, sentence structure

What's wrong with the following sentence? The enterprise application store is a variation on consumer-oriented app stores for mobile operating systems, such as the Apple App Store and

June 19, 2012  2:00 PM

That vs. which (Part III)

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar, Quiz, restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, that or which

Which is correct? The most common method of wiping a hard drive is using a hard drive eraser ___________ overwrites data to render it unreadable. a. product, which b. product, that c. product that

June 18, 2012  9:37 AM

A piece or apiece?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, ESL, grammar, one word or two, word meanings

Which is correct? The iPhone cases that are retailing for $45 were manufactured for $1 ______. a. a piece b. apiece

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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