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February 24, 2010  4:07 PM

jive, jibe or gibe?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused terms, grammar, jibe or jive, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? Business intelligence systems can only work if data _____ throughout the enterprise's systems. a. jives b. jibes c. gibes

February 23, 2010  2:08 PM

Expeditious or expedient?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, colocation, commonly confused words, expeditious or expedient, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The colocation service provider promised to deal with all issues _____________. a. expeditiously b. expediently


February 12, 2010  1:22 PM

Effect vs. affect; amorous cats



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
affect vs. effect, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, emotional intelligence, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? A manager's level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office. a. effects b. affects Continued »


January 18, 2010  6:55 PM

Founder or flounder? (Neither is good but one is worse than the other.)



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, founder or flounder, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? Apple ________ for some time after Jobs left. a. foundered b. floundered Continued...

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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


October 23, 2009  12:11 PM

Please RSVP?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, redundancies, RSVP, Security, word meanings

Which is correct? We're planning a festive meal and special surprises for employees and their guests, so _______. a. RSVP b. please RSVP Continued »


October 20, 2009  1:30 PM

Purposely or purposefully?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, purposely or purposefully, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? Although most information breaches aren't committed _________, the effects can be just as serious as if there had been a security attack. a. purposely b. purposefully


September 23, 2009  12:47 PM

“Composed of” or “comprised of”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused words, compose / comprise, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? An ODS may be ___________ various types of data that must connect to different components of an information system. a. composed of b. comprised of

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September 22, 2009  1:30 PM

If a deadline’s moved forward is it earlier or later?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misunderstood terms, deadlines, forward / back, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The compliance deadline has been moved forward, so all reporting is due two months _____ than the original date. a. later b. earlier


August 31, 2009  1:21 PM

Begging the question or raising it?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
begging the question, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused expressions, logical fallacies, Quiz, word meanings

typing Which is correct? Because cyberbullying occurs outside the school, the situation ______ the question of whether...


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