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June 25, 2012  12:06 PM

Are you in the throws of despair over misspelled words?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, word meanings

Which is correct? The telecom industry is always in the _____ of transition and now is no exception, with IPv6 and cloud...

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June 18, 2012  9:37 AM

A piece or apiece?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, ESL, grammar, one word or two, word meanings

Which is correct? The iPhone cases that are retailing for $45 were manufactured for $1 ______. a. a piece b. apiece


June 13, 2012  10:17 AM

What’s the difference between a product and a solution?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
buzzwords, jargon, word meanings

Which is correct? Our anti-virus ____ is available as a separate download. a. product b. solution


June 11, 2012  3:16 PM

arrant vs. errant



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

Which is correct? Kill switch apps installed on employees' smartphones can allow business owners to disable any ________ devices when they are lost or stolen. a. arrant b. errant


June 4, 2012  1:27 PM

How unique?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, prescriptivism, very unique, word meanings

What's wrong with the following sentence? "Cloud computing poses some very unique security challenges."


May 28, 2012  12:30 PM

mantle or mantel?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, spelling, word meanings

typing Which is correct? Since the advent of


May 17, 2012  1:49 PM

Spot the error



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common sentence errors, Latin abbreviations, word meanings

What's wrong with this sentence? The quickly growing list of C-level titles includes CEO, CFO, CIO, CSO, etc.

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May 15, 2012  5:31 PM

Pidgin, creole and lingua franca



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, languages, linguistics, word meanings

Which is correct? English is becoming the world's _________, largely as a result of cultural globalization, fostered by television and the


October 25, 2010  2:24 PM

Arcane or archaic?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic or arcane, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, word meanings

Which is correct? It will still be years before electronic health records replace the ________ paper-based system. a. arcane b. archaic


September 20, 2010  4:08 PM

Use vs. utilize



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, Quiz, use vs. utilize, word meanings

Which is correct? An executive can _______ a business intelligence dashboard to get an up-to-the moment snapshot of how some element of the business is...


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