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February 18, 2010  1:02 PM

Are you empathic or empathetic?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, customer service, emotional intelligence, empathic or empathetic, grammar, Quiz, Twitter

Which is correct? Bad customer service news spreads like wildfire on Twitter. The wise company deals with customer complaints in an __________ manner. a. empathic b. empathetic

February 17, 2010  3:19 PM

Free rein or free reign?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, credit card, free reign or free rein, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? The advance warning of restrictions gave credit card companies __________ to find new ways to gouge consumers. a. free rein b. free reign

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February 16, 2010  3:17 PM

Is majority plural or singular?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, majority is or majority are, plural or singular, pluralization, Quiz

Which is correct? A majority of CIOs ___ either using or considering SaaS products. a. is b. are


February 12, 2010  1:22 PM

Effect vs. affect; amorous cats



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
affect vs. effect, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, emotional intelligence, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? A manager's level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office. a. effects b. affects Continued »


February 9, 2010  1:34 PM

Accomodate or accommodate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
accommodate or accomodate, Agile projects, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? According to Mike Cohn, Agile planning ___________ change by recognizing that it will occur. a. accommodates b. accomodates

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February 5, 2010  1:49 PM

substantial vs. substantive



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, ICANN, Quiz, RIR, substantive vs. substantial

Which is correct? They felt the report was unclear and requested a new plan defining __________ changes rather than broad, ill-defined goals. a. substantial b. substantive


February 1, 2010  6:43 PM

Quicker or more quickly?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adverbs and adjectives, Business writing, CIO, grammar, quicker or more quickly, Quiz

Which is correct? Cloud computing can help small businesses launch ________ because they don't have to purchase and set up hardware. a. quicker b. more quickly

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January 28, 2010  4:11 PM

Intensive purposes or intents and purposes?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, commonly misused phrases, for all intensive purposes, for all intents and purposes, grammar, idioms, idiotisms, Quiz

Which is correct? Although a distinction is sometimes made, _________________ "non-profit" and "not-for-profit" both refer the same type of business model. a. for all intensive purposes b. for all intents and purposes


January 27, 2010  3:12 PM

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, hyphenation, projects, Quiz, scrum

Which is correct? A ________ Scrum should almost automatically eliminate people who don't deliver. a. well designed b. well-designed

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January 26, 2010  2:26 PM

Passive voice vs. active voice



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
active voice or passive voice, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, sentence structure, writing

Which sentence is better? a. The developers adopted a scrum model to speed up the process. b. A scrum model was adopted to speed up the development process.

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