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August 3, 2009  8:20 PM

Acronyms and initialisms ending in “s” and possession



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
acronyms and initialisms, Business writing, CIO, possessive case, Quiz, words ending in s

typing Which is correct? _____ compatibility with earlier technologies is one advantage. a. SAS's b....

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 28, 2009  4:18 PM

Large sums of money



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, currency, large numbers, money, numerals, Quiz

typing Which is correct? The new regulation could cost employers _________ in compliance-related costs. a. $12...


July 27, 2009  5:36 PM

Which is correct — beside or besides?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
beside / besides, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Voice search is better than text for a number of applications________ getting stock quotes and...


July 23, 2009  4:21 PM

Anyway vs. any way



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any way / anyway, Business writing, CIO, compound words, Quiz, spelling

typing Which is correct? The need for regulatory compliance makes business owners want to track operations in _______...


July 23, 2009  11:38 AM

Anytime — anyway, anywhere?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
any time/anytime, Business writing, CIO, compound words, compound words with any, Quiz

typing Which is correct? A patch panel enables you to switch and swap Firewire connections ______ you want. a. any...


July 22, 2009  12:07 PM

Use / mention distinction AKA words as words



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, Quiz, quotation marks, use - mention, when to set off words with quotation marks, words as words

typing Which is correct? a. JeOS stands for just enough operating system. b. "JeOS" stands for "just enough operating...


July 21, 2009  2:19 PM

Which is correct — attain or obtain?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
attain or obtain, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Application streaming and virtualization can help you _______ greater network efficiency. a....


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...


July 17, 2009  2:23 PM

Criteria is or criteria are?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, criteria / criterion, plural or singular, Quiz

typing Which is correct? Your own criteria for selecting a


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