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September 30, 2010  6:45 PM

Is that heart-rending or heart-rendering?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, grammar, heart-rending or heart-rendering, Quiz

Which is correct? When I responded to a __________ email message from the widow of the deposed King of Nigeria, I was surprised to find myself the victim of a

September 21, 2010  11:56 AM

“Where” vs. “in which” (Part II)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, where / in which

Which is correct? The use of a spreadsheet when a data warehouse was required created a situation _______ effective...


September 20, 2010  4:08 PM

Use vs. utilize



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, Quiz, use vs. utilize, word meanings

Which is correct? An executive can _______ a business intelligence dashboard to get an up-to-the moment snapshot of how some element of the business is...


September 16, 2010  11:22 AM

Set up or setup?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, common writing errors, grammar, make up or makeup, Quiz, set up or setup, verbs and nouns, work out or workout

Which is correct? If you're installing a wireless LAN, you should know how to ______ security properly. a. set up b. setup


August 10, 2010  3:16 PM

Naprons, ewts and ekenames



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, Business writing, CIO, grammar, metanalysis, prepositions, provection, Quiz

Which is correct? To create _____ file, you need a ripper and an encoder. a. an MP3 b. a MP3


August 5, 2010  6:10 PM

Srsly — do U loveee it or do U looove it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, loveee it, Quiz, social media

Which is correct? I was crushed when I didn't get an iPad for my birthday but now I've got an

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July 21, 2010  1:40 PM

Refute or repudiate — or refudiate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
#shakespalin, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, Quiz, refudiate, Sarah Palin

Which is correct? Steve Jobs used a formal four-point argument in the attempt to ________ claims that the iPhone's design is flawed. a. refute b. repudiate c. refudiate ...


July 19, 2010  1:10 PM

Is “none” plural or singular? Yes.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, none is/none are, plural/singular, Quiz

Which is correct? I found digital drugs for "razor-sharp mind," "power siesta" and "chakra balancing" but none of them ____ to work for me. a. seem b. seems


July 14, 2010  3:25 PM

When vs. whenever



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz, Ubuntu, when or whenever, word meanings

Which is correct? ________ I installed Ubuntu on my old computer, I saw a big improvement over the way it performed running


July 7, 2010  12:41 PM

infra dig



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, definitions, grammar, Latin phrases, Merriam-Webster, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The new employee was ________ to agree to the assignment, which she considered infra dig. a. happy b. reluctant Continued »


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