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November 2, 2012  12:53 PM

Disinterested or uninterested?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, tricky grammar questions, word choice, word meanings

  Which is correct? According to some critics, Google is _________ in fixing YouTube flaws. a. uninterested b. disinterested

March 23, 2010  3:03 PM

Has lain or has laid?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, has laid or has lain, Quiz, Smart Grid, tricky grammar questions, verbs

Which is correct? The United States has ____ out plans to standardize domestic smart grid development. a. lain b. laid


March 9, 2010  1:30 PM

Nor and the double negative



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, double negatives, grammar, neither / nor, nor, Quiz, tricky grammar questions

Which is correct? We didn't manage to meet our first energy conservation target date -- ____ even the second one. a. nor b. or


December 22, 2009  8:14 PM

One in five has or one in five have?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, numbers, one in five, subject-verb agreement, tricky grammar questions

Which is correct? One in five computers ___ a fatal hard drive crash during its life span. a. has b. have Continued »


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