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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

October 26, 2012  3:03 PM

“myriad” or “a myriad of”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, Greek, word meanings

  Which is correct? Phablets are among ________ new gadgets introduced in the last few years. a.┬ámyriad b. a myriad of


October 22, 2012  8:50 PM

Linkbaiting: The good, the bad, the ugly — and a mystery solved



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
word meanings, writing for business

I was writing about linkbaiting today, the practice of trying to entice readers to link to your content. Of course, the best link bait is good content. But high-quality content is no longer sufficient with the...


September 17, 2012  1:09 PM

Do respect vs. due respect



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misunderstood phrases, eggcorns, word meanings

Which is correct? With all ________ to large vendors, startups and small businesses are more likely to innovate. a. do respect b. due respect

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September 13, 2012  1:55 PM

Eek out vs. eke out



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misspelled words, eggcorns, ESL, meanings of common expressions, word meanings

Which is correct? Data center managers try to maximize energy efficiency to ______ more life from older facilities. a. eek out b. eke out


August 31, 2012  1:22 PM

The difference between “dependent” and “dependant”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common misspellings, commonly confused words, ESL, the difference between, word meanings

Which is correct? The ________ variable is what is being measured in an experiment. a. dependent b. dependant Continued...

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August 27, 2012  2:19 PM

The difference between “though” and “although”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Formal vs. informal writing, formal writing, the difference between, word meanings

Which is correct? A botnet is a group of computers organized to distribute spam or malware -- _________ the owners are typically unaware of the fact. a. though b. although c. even though


August 14, 2012  11:46 AM

Convince vs. persuade



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misused words, ESL, word meanings

Which is correct? It's typically difficult to _______ programmers to document their code, even though it makes it easier to work with in the future. a. convince b. persuade


August 9, 2012  12:57 PM

Blatant vs. flagrant



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, word meanings

Which is correct? The ad was a ________ attempt to spread FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) about the competitor's product. a. blatant b. flagrant


August 8, 2012  1:25 PM

What’s the difference between software, programs and applications?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, confusing words, tech writing, technology, word meanings

Which is correct? An operating system (OS) is the ________ that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program,...


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