Writing for Business

Apr 23 2009   10:26PM GMT

Which is correct — loath or loathe?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
Although the owners were originally _______ to change their management strategy, they were pleased with the results when they did.
a. loath
b. loathe

Answer: a

Explanation: Loath is an adjective meaning unwilling. (Loathe is a verb meaning hate.)

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