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October 10, 2013  12:12 PM

Crisis, crises, crisies



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
irregular plurals, pluralization, spelling

Which is correct?

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July 7, 2013  8:29 PM

There are a thousand … whats? C’mon, Apple — don’t you have spell check?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophes, Errors in the media, pluralization

Which is correct?

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January 11, 2013  1:24 PM

Calfs vs. calves; wifes vs. wives; roofs vs. rooves



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Anachronisms, archaic speech and grammar, archaic words and phrases, changing spelling rules, ESL, non-standard plurals, pluralization

Which is correct? Because black absorbs light (which equates to heat) and white reflects it, white is a better option for data center _____. a. roofs b. rooves Answer: Either, depending on where you are. Explanation: In the U.S.,...


July 11, 2012  12:30 PM

Plural of ellipsis?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
pluralization, punctuation, word meanings

Which is correct? _________ are often used in a


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


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


February 16, 2010  3:17 PM

Is majority plural or singular?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, majority is or majority are, plural or singular, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? A majority of CIOs ___ either using or considering SaaS products. a. is b. are


December 23, 2009  3:07 PM

The plural of “OS”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, OS, pluralization, plurals of acronyms, Quiz

Which is correct? Running only Web apps is expected to make Chrome more secure than other ______. a. OS’s b. OSes c. OSs Continued »


November 16, 2009  3:13 PM

Criteria or criterion?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
agenda, agendum, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, criteria / criterion, grammar, pluralization, Quiz, spam

Which is correct? One important ________ for security assurance is documentation of application security measures in development. a. criterion b. criteria

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October 15, 2009  5:06 PM

PDA’s or PDAs?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
apostrophe abuse, apostrophes, Business writing, CIO, grammar, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? Anything that promises to keep operating costs lower is likely to spur the market for smart phones and _____. a. PDA's b. PDAs Continued...

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