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Slander #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:42 am   Slander
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #585 "Real Life: Newspaper (3)", question 4

......... can harm a person or a business' reputation so reporters must verify all facts and statements so they can't be held libel for what is reported to the public.

(a) Indexes
(b) Turbulence
(c) Slander

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #585 "Real Life: Newspaper (3)", answer 4

Slander can harm a person or a business' reputation so reporters must verify all facts and statements so they can't be held libel for what is reported to the public.

Correct answer: (c) Slander

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Slander can harm a person or a business' reputation, so reporters must verify all facts and statements in order to avoid being held libel for what is reported to the public.
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Slander #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:05 am   Slander
 

That's a good alternative, but please don't get carried away with avoiding repetition. Words often appear more than once in a sentence.
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