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November 12, 2009  2:09 PM

Semicolons and complex lists



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, complex lists, conjunctions, grammar, manufacturing, MRP systems, punctuation, Quiz, semicolons

Which is correct? An MRP system should satisfy three objectives: ensuring that materials and products are available for production and delivery; maintaining the lowest possible level of ___________ planning manufacturing activities, delivery schedules and purchasing...

October 7, 2009  2:14 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons and semicolons, grammar, introducing lists, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? A bar code symbol typically consists of five _____ a quiet zone, a start character, data characters, a stop character and another quiet zone. a. parts: b. parts;


October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, serial comma

Which is correct? Degaussing is used for a wide and disparate variety of items including ship hulls, _______ and CRT television sets and computer monitors. a. storage media b. storage media,


October 2, 2009  2:02 PM

Commas to set off occupations?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, commas to set off occupations, grammar, punctuation, Quiz

Which is correct? Bookmarklets are just one of the Web-related interests of ____________ Steve Kangas. a. the mathematician, b. the mathematician


September 30, 2009  4:41 PM

When should you use commas with “such as” and “including”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commas, grammar, including, punctuation, Quiz, such as

Which is correct? We have received expressions of concern about wiretap Trojans from various _________ the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Privacy Coalition. a. groups, including b. groups including


September 9, 2009  4:51 PM

Does a question mark go inside or outside of quotation marks?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, punctuation, question marks, Quiz, quotation marks, quotation marks and punctuation

Which is correct? The system administrator's question was "Will the cost savings of a multi-user environment make up for the difficulty of deploying ____ a. it?" b. it"? Answer:...


September 3, 2009  2:47 PM

Colons vs. semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons / semicolons, grammar, punctuation, Quiz

Follow us on Twitter@tao_of_grammar Which is correct? The CEO cannot _____ he's given so much slack that even his most dismal...


August 26, 2009  4:13 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colons / semicolons, grammar, punctuation, Quiz, sentence structure

typing Which is correct? Every day, most people use one or more of these types of _______ estimation, educated guesses...


August 3, 2009  1:35 PM

Starting a sentence with “because” — comma required?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, conjunctions, punctuation, Quiz, sentence structure, starting a sentence with "because", starting a sentence with a conjunction

typing Which is correct? Because the power wiring system was designed for _____ its ability to carry higher frequencies...


July 20, 2009  3:09 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, colons / semicolons; business writing, punctuation, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Here's one of our favorite technology ________ the parts of your computer that you can hit with...


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