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May 15, 2013  10:26 AM

As you requested, per and as per



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Affectations, Bryan A. Garner, business jargon, CIO, word choice, word meaning

Which is correct?

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November 3, 2012  2:28 PM

To whit or to wit?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, word meaning

Which is correct? According to Peter Cohan, there are six reasons Facebook stock is only worth $7, _____: competing objectives, slowing growth, conflicted ownership structure, weak monetization, lack of...


October 29, 2012  11:27 AM

Combined words and Lewis Carroll



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, grammar quiz, grammatical terms, Lewis Carroll, word meaning

Which is correct? What do you call words like phablet,  Kinect and electrocute, that are each made up of parts of two words? a. retronyms b. portmanteaus c. anacronyms Bonus questions: What two words are each of those made from? a. phablet = ______ + ________ b....


January 25, 2010  3:39 PM

Personal affects or personal effects?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, effect vs. affect, grammar, personal effects or personal affects, Quiz, word meaning

Which is correct? Among the items you should never leave on your desk are _____________ with sensitive information, such as credit card statements. a. personal affects b. personal effects


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