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October 1, 2012  1:48 PM

“As good or better than” is as bad as, if not worse than…



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, idioms, parallel structure, Strunk and White

Which is correct? 1. His response time for trouble tickets is as good, or better, than ever. 2. His response time for trouble tickets is as good as, or better than, ever.

January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, commonly misused phrases, for all intensive purposes, for all intents and purposes, grammar, idioms, idiotisms, Quiz

Which is correct? Although a distinction is sometimes made, _________________ "non-profit" and "not-for-profit" both refer the same type of business model. a. for all intensive purposes b. for all intents and purposes


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