Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
allude or refer, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz
Which is correct?
The Managing Director _______ to a study claiming an 81% error reduction rate for computerized systems.
To allude to something is to make a vague reference. In this case, the reference is clear so refer is the word we want.
Paul Brians includes allude vs. refer in his big list of commonly confused words.
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