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    please "explain" these..

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    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.
    (A) restriction
    (B) license
    (C) similarity
    (D) rigidity
    (E) imperative

    SPOILER: b




    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

    SPOILER: e


    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

    SPOILER: a

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    1. A
    2. E
    3. B
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    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.

    hope that helps.

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    @sachigre thanks for the explanations, for the last question even i have come up with the same answer but the answer for last one was given as 'a'

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    @sachigre thanks for the explanations, for the last question even i have come up with the same answer but the answer for last one was given as 'a'
    hey Sunny, the the answer is (B) decried. .resists, so u should be relieved!!!

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    What does the last 2 sentences exactly mean? Can you put some light on that please.

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