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November 9, 2012  1:17 PM

Hawk or hock?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, homophones

Which is correct? An increasing number of lawyers are ________ compliance products. a. hocking b. hawking

August 15, 2012  5:35 PM

Diffuse and defuse — homophones or homonyms?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, compound words, homonyms, homophones

Which is correct? Diffuse and defuse are often confused because they're ________: words that sound the same but mean different things. a. homophones b. homonyms


October 1, 2009  2:19 PM

Come down the pipe or the pike?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, grammar, homophones, Quiz

Which is correct? According to some experts, RATs are the most dangerous creatures to _________________ a. come down the pipe. b. come down the pike.

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September 28, 2009  2:41 PM

Take a different tact — or tack?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused expressions, grammar, homophones, Quiz, tact / tack

Which is correct? When we learned that our relaxed approach to VoIP security made us more vulnerable to corporate espionage, we decided it was time to take a different ____. a. tack b. tact


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