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Certainly Murray's preoccupation with the task of editing : Sentence Equivalence

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Re: Certainly Murray's preoccupation with the task of editing [#permalink]
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Considering that we have a contrast marker’ but’, we have to look for a positive word here.
So let’s remove the negative words namely tame, tendentious and meretricious. Among the other three positives, only conducive and beneficent can form a pair. Sincere is a loner.
The choices are B.conducive and D. beneficent
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Carcass what is the correct answer for this question ?
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Priyadarahiniv wrote:
Carcass what is the correct answer for this question ?


Hi Priyadarahiniv

Let me try helping!

The use of the conjunction 'but' implies the existence of a contradiction within the sentence. Monomania means obsession, to the point of madness, with a single task or in any person. But the use of the conjunction but implies that the author of the sentence does not consider Murray's monomania as harmful. So the missing word must have a positive connotation. We can therefore eliminate the choices same (meaning cowardly), tendentious (meaning dishonest) and meretricious (meaning goudy). The statement "his innocuous (meaning harmless) one" does not make any sense. The phrase, "His monomania must be regarded as a beneficent or at least an innocuous one" makes eminent sense. Thus, beneficient and conducive have similar meaning are are the correct options.

IMO B & E

Updated the OAs :)

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Certainly Murray's preoccupation with the task of editing the Oxford English Dictionary begot a kind of monomania, but it must be regarded as a ___________ or at least an innocuous one.


We do need similar words for innocuous

B and E are the only fit
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