Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
breach/breech, Business writing, commonly confused words, grammar, Quiz
|Which is correct?
Many organizations don’t give encryption a thought until they suffer a data _______.
A breach is a break; a breech is the rear part of something, such as where bullets are loaded in the barrel of a gun. Here’s an easy way to remember this one: Breach is the word break, substituting ch for k.
Breeches, of course, is also another word for pants. And security breeches would be something altogether different.
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