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Jan 9 2009   8:30PM GMT

Writing for Business — elusive or illusive?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?

Although we went over archived emails until 11 p.m., the record we were looking for was ________.
a. illusive
b. elusive

Answer: b

Explanation: Something is elusive if it eludes you (avoids being found or detected). Illusive means based on illusion.

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