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Jan 19 2009   4:58PM GMT

Writing for Business – liable, libel

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

The jury found the student __________ after reviewing evidence that his IP address and cable modem identifier were used to share over 2,000 files.
a. libel
b. liable

Answer: b

Explanation:

Liable is an adjective that means responsible. Libel is the publication of inaccurate information that injures someone’s reputation.

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