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March 21, 2012  1:43 PM

Low and behold? Lo and behold?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, lo and behold, low and behold

typing Which is correct? Rim cut the

June 21, 2011  12:52 PM

Nip it in the butt or in the bud?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, eggcorns, grammar, Quiz, writing errors

Which is correct? At the C-level management meeting, the CEO said that he knew there was a rumor starting to circulate about positions being


May 4, 2011  8:37 PM

Express / expressed



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, express permission or expressed permission, grammar

typing Which is correct? The copyright...


March 14, 2011  6:59 PM

Is the Singularity a hypothetical event — or a theoretical one?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, hypothetical vs. theoretical, Quiz, Singularity

Which is correct? The Singularity is a __________ future point when technology will have advanced beyond our ability to foresee or control its outcomes and the world transformed beyond recognition by the application of superintelligence to humans and/or human problems. a....


December 20, 2010  11:48 PM

If you’ve got more than one of them, are they computer mice or mouses?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, computer mice or mouses, confusing words, grammar, plural of mouse, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? The office only provided four ______ for the six laptops because they assumed at least a couple of users would be happy with the


December 13, 2010  1:50 PM

Did gummy bears breach security or breech it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breach/breech, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Security, spelling

Which is correct? When schools implemented


October 25, 2010  2:24 PM

Arcane or archaic?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic or arcane, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, word meanings

Which is correct? It will still be years before electronic health records replace the ________ paper-based system. a. arcane b. archaic


October 22, 2010  2:09 PM

Ad hoc, ad hock, add hoc, add hock?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ad hoc, ad hock, add hock, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? You can customize an _________ report on the fly to find the answer to a question that isn't a part of regular reporting. a. ad hoc b. ad hock c. add hoc d. add hock


October 20, 2010  2:03 PM

Are you unphased or unfazed?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, fazed or phased, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The user-training for the new business intelligence software was extensive, in the hopes that employees would be __________ by the change. a. unphased b. unfazed


October 6, 2010  5:52 PM

Is that a trademark product or a trademarked product?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, Business writing, CIO, dropped "ed", grammar, Quiz, trademark or trademarked

Which is correct? Microsoft has a _______ data summarization product called "PivotTable" although as two words, pivot table is generic. a. trademarked b. trademark


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