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please "explain" these..
Word order in a sentence was much freer in Old
French than it is in French today; this -------
disappeared as the French language gradually
lost its case distinctions.
Whereas biologists must maintain a -------
attitude toward the subjects of their research,
social scientists must, paradoxically, combine
personal involvement and scholarly -------.
(A) scrupulous. .sympathy
(B) careful. .abandon
(C) casual. .precision
(D) passive. .passion
(E) disinterested. .detachment
An obvious style, easily identified by some
superficial quirk, is properly ------- as a mere
mannerism, whereas a complex and subtle style
------- reduction to a formula.
(A) avoided. .risks
(B) decried. .resists
(C) prized. .withstands
(D) identified. .consists of
(E) cultivated. .demands
1. licence means freedom here.
2. whereas and paradoxically suggests the option to be E
3. Tough one. One should avoid the simple and formula style in creative things because they are not earned but learned thus they are not original and hence mannered but the complex and subtle style is novel not easy to learn because it can't be put into some formula method hence it resists reduction into a formula.