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December 3, 2013  1:24 PM

“Ass” as an intensifier and why we need hyphens: big ass pizza



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
compound modifiers, ESL, hyphenation, intensifier, punctuation, slang

Which is correct?

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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....


July 18, 2012  2:10 PM

Old-fashion or old-fashioned?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common grammar errors, common misspellings, compound adjectives, hyphenation, word meanings

Which is correct? We're planning an ___________ Christmas this year. We'll be dining by candlelight --...


July 5, 2012  12:39 PM

lowdown, low down or low-down



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, CIO, hyphenation, slang

Which is correct? Read the FAQ to get the ______ on open source cloud computing. a. low down b. lowdown c. low-down


June 12, 2012  2:25 PM

Good-bye, good-by, goodbye, goodby?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, hello/goodbye, hyphenation

Which is correct? According to some lexicographers, we may soon be saying ______ to the word hello because so much communication these days is through social networking sites, such as


May 11, 2010  2:47 PM

Hyphenating compound modifiers



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound modifiers, grammar, hyphenation, Quiz

Which is correct? In a _______ circuit, external noise can be picked up from appliances in the vicinity,...


March 12, 2010  3:54 PM

Coopted or co-opted?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, coopt or co-opt, grammar, hyphenation, Quiz

Which is correct? If you believe your computer has been __________ into a botnet, call your system...

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January 27, 2010  3:12 PM

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, hyphenation, projects, Quiz, scrum

Which is correct? A ________ Scrum should almost automatically eliminate people who don't deliver. a. well designed b. well-designed

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November 13, 2009  4:10 PM

Is it “small businessmen” or “small-business men?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, enterprise document management, hyphenation, Quiz, small businesses, spelling

Which is correct? The notice for the EDM seminar stressed its usefulness for _________________ as well as large enterprises. a. small businessmen b. small-business men


October 23, 2009  3:56 PM

Open source — hyphenate or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, Business writing, CIO, hyphenation, open source, Quiz

Which is correct? Open source describes any software whose source code is in the public domain or that is copyrighted and distributed under an ______________. a. open source license b. open-source license


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