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Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, preventive / preventative, Quiz
Which is correct?
The Red Flags Rule legislation was created as a __________ measure against identity theft.
Answer: Either one.
Although “preventive” is more popular than “preventative,” both words are acceptable.
On World Wide Words, Michael Quinion explains the history of “preventative” and “preventive.”
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