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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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24 Aug 2005, 19:52
This one is tough...
I would finally go for B

(A) oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it -> seems too wordy, and the repetition doesn't seem so good too
(B) always work; because you donâ€™t think about it or assess it, you just do it -> I think it is a shorter way to say the same idea. ok.
(C) always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it -> not parallel and I also don't like the use of one's own work, I found it weird.
(D) not to think or assess, but doing oneâ€™s own work -> out of scope
(E) neither to think about oneâ€™s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it -> complex and wordy
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25 Aug 2005, 09:02
One more vote for B coz it is concise and grammatically correct
All other options are too wordy or meaningless

pjreddy_rec wrote:
According to the professor’s philosophy, the antidote to envy is one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.
(A) one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you don’t think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always one’s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work
(E) neither to think about one’s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
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25 Aug 2005, 09:02
One more vote for B coz it is concise and grammatically correct
All other options are too wordy or meaningless

pjreddy_rec wrote:
According to the professor’s philosophy, the antidote to envy is one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.
(A) one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you don’t think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always one’s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work
(E) neither to think about one’s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
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26 Aug 2005, 19:05
A acc to me!

B doesn't say whose work!
C is not parallel!
D and E are clumsy!
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27 Aug 2005, 00:29
A seems 2 be parallel to me. Other options r not. What i the OA
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