Writing for Business

Mar 16 2009   12:50PM GMT

Which is correct — founder or flounder?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
All 550 employees found jobs with a competitor when the company ___________ and left them out of work.
a. floundered
b. foundered

Answer: b
To founder is to fail utterly and finally; to flounder is to have some kind of difficulty.

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