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February 5, 2013  5:28 PM

What does “illeism” mean?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
word meanings, writing, writing for business

Which is correct? If you are prone to illeism, what do you have a tendency to do? a. Intentionally disobey grammar rules b. Speak of yourself in the third person c. Supply vague answers to questions

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...


December 7, 2009  2:08 PM

Amount vs. number



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
amount/number, CIO, grammar, MinWin, numbers, operating systems, Quiz, writing for business

Which is correct? A large ______ of dependencies in an operating system can make it hard to change one thing without impacting others. a. amount b. number

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June 24, 2009  1:06 PM

State names — abbreviate or not?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
abbreviations, AP style, CIO, Quiz, state names, writing for business

typing Which is correct? HP's corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, ______. a. CA b....


April 29, 2009  6:24 PM

Colons and semicolons



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, colons, independent clauses, Quiz, semicolons, writing for business

typing Which is correct? There are three major areas of __________ network virtualization, storage virtualization and...


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