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Sep 29 2008   12:20PM GMT

Writing for business — breach or breech?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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breach/breech
Business writing
commonly confused words
grammar
Quiz
burglar.jpg Which is correct?
Many organizations don’t give encryption a thought until they suffer a data _______.
a. breach
b. breech

Answer: a
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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  • Stevegs
    Just how would one wear security breeches, anyway?
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  • 1rabella
    With confidence, I suppose.
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