VCR Lesson Three

Nathan Blohm

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from lesson four.

Lawyers often search the _________ for similar court cases to their own to find loopholes.
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n. The collected records of an organization, institution, or public person.

  • Can be used in the singular or plural
  • Archives also refer to the place in which such records are stored.

Archives can also refer other forms of collected information besides writings, including tapestries, embroidery, and individuals who can tell oral history.


  • Archive first began having its modern meaning in the early seventeenth century, and has been used more and more commonly ever since.
  • Was originally greek word arkhē (meaning "government"), then arkheia (Public records).


  • records
  • annals
  • chronicles
  • accounts


  • unrecorded
  • tacit

Chose the sentence in which archive is used incorrectly.

a) The National Archives building, in Washington D.C., is home to documents such as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.

b) Susan organized her project into different archives, so it would be more organized when she presented it next week.

c) Online public archives have made information much more accessible than in the past.

d) The federal government pays the salaries for government workers such as the archivists employed by FDA, who store and maintain the data collected for various foods and drugs.

B is incorrect

In this context, segments would be a more appropriate word.