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October 9, 2009  5:07 PM

Web site or website?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling, Web site or website

Which is correct? According to COPPA, _________ must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young site users. a. Web sites b. websites

October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer's account. a. procedes b. proceeds


October 7, 2009  8:50 PM

Easier vs. more easily



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adjectives, adverbs, Business writing, CIO, easier vs. more easily, grammar, parts of speech, Quiz

Which is correct? When a firewall uses static packet inspection, an attacker can get through the filter _______. a. easier b. more easily Continued...

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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


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 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 29, 2009  5:23 PM

Collective nouns and subject – verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, collective nouns, grammar, Quiz, subject-verb agreement

Which is correct? As the prevalence of VoIP increases, so ____ the number of attempts to exploit it. a. do b. does Continued...

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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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