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# According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy

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According to the professorâ€™s philosophy, the antidote to envy is oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.

(A) oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you donâ€™t think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing oneâ€™s own work
(E) neither to think about oneâ€™s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
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05 Jan 2005, 08:15
Agree with A. Rest of the options violate //ism or use ';' inappropriately.
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05 Jan 2005, 08:27
I would go with 'B'
ssumitsh, Do you care to explain why you think ';' is used inappropriately in 'B'.
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05 Jan 2005, 08:29
B seems to right at a glance why is it not correct? can somebody explain why is it A and not B (if it is A). what is the OA?
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05 Jan 2005, 08:29
I would also go for A from POE, but I am not comfortable with oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work. May be the author wants to emphasize but the sentence is looking redundent.
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05 Jan 2005, 08:57

I think ';' is used inappropriately because 'because you donâ€™t think about it or assess it, you just do it ' does not make sense independently. ';' should separate two clauses or sentences that can exist independently and meaningfully.
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05 Jan 2005, 09:05
ssumitsh wrote:

I think ';' is used inappropriately because 'because you donâ€™t think about it or assess it, you just do it ' does not make sense independently. ';' should separate two clauses or sentences that can exist independently and meaningfully.

that makes sense.. I stand corrected. change my answer to A.
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05 Jan 2005, 09:13
At first glance, I think A is ok. But when I see B, it seems ok too.
C, D, E all have parallelism error.

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05 Jan 2005, 11:35
ssumitsh, It does not have to make sense, the two sentences on either side of the ';' must be able to stand alone as independent sentences, given that, I think 'B' sounds good.
Moreover, 'A' & 'C' are wrong because of the incorrect usage of ':', colon should be used to equate a list with its components.
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06 Jan 2005, 03:07

I am skeptical about B because it changes "own work" to "work" i.e. it changes the meaning of the sentence.

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07 Jan 2005, 09:46
Well the OA is 'A'.
07 Jan 2005, 09:46
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