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Can I replace the word clearinghouse by bank?



 
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Can I replace the word clearinghouse by bank? #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 15, 2009 17:14 pm   Can I replace the word clearinghouse by bank?
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #137 "Secretarial Office Procedures", question 5

A secretary serves as an information ......... for an office, organizes and maintains hard copy and electronic files, and generates correspondence.

(a) clearinghouse
(b) household
(c) outhouse
(d) warehouse

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #137 "Secretarial Office Procedures", answer 5

A secretary serves as an information clearinghouse for an office, organizes and maintains hard copy and electronic files, and generates correspondence.

Correct answer: (a) clearinghouse
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Can I replace the word clearinghouse by bank? #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 15, 2009 23:37 pm   Can I replace the word clearinghouse by bank?
 

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No. A bank saves items; a clearinghouse distributes items.
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