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May 20, 2010  9:41 PM

Whet your appetite or wet your appetite?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, whet or wet, word meanings

Which is correct? Some proponents hope that Peppermint will ____ the mainstream appetite for cloud computing. a. whet b....

May 20, 2010  4:11 PM

Is that data historic or historical?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, grammar, historic or historical, Quiz

Which is correct? The majority of stakeholders want access to not only current information but also ________ data. a. historical b....


May 19, 2010  12:42 PM

Was he electrocuted or merely shocked?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, definitions, electrocution, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The plaintiff maintained that his disability was a result of being ___________ by a faulty device when he was in the hospital. a. electrocuted b. shocked


May 14, 2010  2:22 PM

Between you and I or between you and me?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
between you and I or between you and me, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Between you and ___ claims of openness seem to suggest that there's something to hide. a. I, b. me, Continued...

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May 11, 2010  4:27 PM

Combining quotation marks with other punctuation



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

Which is correct? According to Peter Drucker "there is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a _________ a. customer." b. customer".


May 11, 2010  2:47 PM

Hyphenating compound modifiers



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, compound modifiers, grammar, hyphenation, Quiz

Which is correct? In a _______ circuit, external noise can be picked up from appliances in the vicinity,...


May 5, 2010  2:53 PM

Verbing nouns



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, incent, incentivize, Quiz, verbing

Which is correct? Funds made available through the HITECH Act are expected to ________ faster adoption of electronic...

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April 30, 2010  12:45 PM

Supersede or supercede?



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

Which is correct? Many experts predict that cloud computing will completely _______ desktop computing within the not-too-distant future. a. supersede b. supercede c. superseed


April 29, 2010  12:58 PM

Does that augur well or auger well?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
auger or augur, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, definitions, grammar, Latin, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The CFO said, with a twinkle in her eye, that the client's enthusiasm for the straw man proposal ______ well for negotiations. a....


April 27, 2010  4:37 PM

Comprises or is comprised of?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, commonly misused words, comprises or is comprised of, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Data management is a broad area of study that ___________ many more specialized fields. a. comprises b. is comprised of


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