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Oct 9 2009   4:22PM GMT

Procedes or proceeds?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer’s account.
a. procedes
b. proceeds

Answer: b

Proceeds is correct — it means goes ahead. (Procedes is not a word.)
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