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Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism.
(A) in a bitter dispute over
(B) over bitterly disputing
(C) after there was a bitter dispute over
(D) after having bitterly disputed about
(E) over a bitter dispute about

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15 Jul 2004, 20:53
where is the edit button

Q. Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism.
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15 Jul 2004, 22:50
ashkg wrote:
Camus broke with Sartre <u>in a bitter dispute over </u>the nature of Stalinism.
(A) in a bitter dispute over
(B) over bitterly disputing
(C) after there was a bitter dispute over
(D) after having bitterly disputed about
(E) over a bitter dispute about

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B is out (over bitterly disputing ????)
D, E are out (dispute about seems wrong)
We are left with A and C

Which one? My guess is A

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16 Jul 2004, 00:34
I think it is D.

It is the only sentence that correlates the second part of the sentence properly to Camus.

A - 'in' not appropriate
B - 'over' not appropritae
C - after there was dispute..vague -> dispute between whom?
D - resolves the problem in C and 'after' indicates proper sense
E - 'over' does not give proper sense.

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Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism.
(A) in a bitter dispute over
(B) over bitterly disputing
(C) after there was a bitter dispute over
(D) after having bitterly disputed about
(E) over a bitter dispute about

pls post ans with explanations

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16 Jul 2004, 00:54
Correct. But, is the choice with the diom giving the correct sense?
That is why D is chosen.

I await OA.

stolyar wrote:
the correct idiom is DISPUTE OVER.

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16 Jul 2004, 05:34
ashkg wrote:
Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism.
(A) in a bitter dispute over
(B) over bitterly disputing
(C) after there was a bitter dispute over
(D) after having bitterly disputed about
(E) over a bitter dispute about
pls post ans with explanations

A is best. DISPUTE OVER is the right IDIOM.

C says, Camus broke after the dispute this need to be of an ongoing nature.
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16 Jul 2004, 09:11
A.

dispute over and
break in - to overcome the stiffness or newness of
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16 Jul 2004, 09:20
OA is A.

Can anyone explain what the sentence means.

I think it's just a another way of saying that "C and S were in a dispute over ..."
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16 Jul 2004, 11:27
The correct idom is "dispute over".......

FYI......Ash: You've understanding of the sentence meaning is correct.
16 Jul 2004, 11:27
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