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Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek

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Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient
Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in
addition to their laurel wreaths.

(A) Contrary to
(B) In contrast with
(C) Opposite of
(D) Unlike
(E) In spite of
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2004, 10:00
OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2004, 12:38
I wont let you get away just like that. Explain why A is right - anyone please ?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2004, 15:03
Definitions from Webster
A) "Contrary to" means "in conflict with". Properly infers that the ancient victors did X in conflict with popular beliefs
B) "In contrast with" is a comparison of similar objects to set off their dissimilar qualities. There is no comparison here.
C) "Opposite of" means contrary to one another or to a thing specified. Once again, there is no other thing for "popular belief" to be compared to. Well, at least, comparing it to Greek victors would be wrong.
D) "unlike" means marked by lack of resemblance. This changes the sentence meaning to ancient victors did not resemble popular beliefs?!
E) "In spite of" means "in defiance of". Again, this means that victors defied popular beliefs?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2004, 17:22
"Contrary to popular belief" is an absolute phrase because it modifies the entire sentence and not just any one part of the sentence. All othe choices bring in either a contrast or a comparision. This is awkward because there is no other entity to compare with.

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