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May 17, 2010  9:41 PM

Per say what?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, Latin, spelling

Which is correct? A serious reportable event is not evidence of negligence ______. a. per say b. perse c. per se

April 15, 2010  1:34 PM

Fair well or fare well?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, fare or fair, grammar, Quiz, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? NASA's concern was that the organization's communications would not ____ very well if restricted to only two TICs. a. fare b. fair


March 29, 2010  1:35 PM

“Awhile” or “a while?”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
awhile or a while, Business writing, CIO, common grammar errors, exploits, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? Ransomware hasn't been in the news for _______ but it seems to be making a comeback. a. a while b. awhile


March 18, 2010  2:38 PM

Principal vs. principle



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, principle or principal, Quiz, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? The _________ reason to buy PictBridge-compliant devices is convenience. a. principal b. principle


March 15, 2010  2:58 PM

How do you spell out .com?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, Business writing, CIO, dot.com or dot-com, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? Both the _______ domain and Site Director Margaret Rouse celebrate their birthday March 15. a. dotcom b. dot.com c. dot-com

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March 5, 2010  1:50 PM

Minuscule or miniscule?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, minuscule vs. miniscule, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? According to PCWorld, __________ transistors will some day power portable


March 3, 2010  2:30 PM

Backward-compatible or backwards compatible?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
backward or backwards, backward-compatible or backwards-compatible, Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The new high-bandwidth cabling system was designed to be ____________ with existing technology. a. backward-compatible b. backwards-compatible


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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January 20, 2010  5:30 PM

Wherever or where ever?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, one word or two, Quiz, spelling, virtual servers, wherever or where ever

Which is correct? _________ a virtual server runs, its storage volumes should be accessible. a. Wherever b. Where ever


January 14, 2010  5:33 PM

Sarah Palin and her elk? What a lovely eggcorn!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misunderstood terms, commonly misused words, corporate governance, eggcorns, grammar, ilk vs. elk, Quiz, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? The ever-increasing emphasis on good corporate governance is partially a response to the malfeasance of Bernie Madoff and his ____. a. ilk b. elk


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