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For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was

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For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 20:58
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For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.

(A) For all his professed disdain of such activities
(B) Having always professed disdain for such activities
(C) All such activities were, he professed, disdained, and
(D) Professing that all such activities were disdained
(E) In spite of professions of disdaining all such activities

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 22:31
For all.... provides a smooth contradiction here.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 04:35
I got confused between A and D...can someone tell WHY not D??
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 04:45
D changes the meaning of the sentence.

The meaning should be that although Auden said that he disdained such activities, he actually executed those activities.

In D the meaning is that by saying that someone disdained such activities, Auden executed those activities, what does not make sense...
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 05:38
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I got confused between A and D...can someone tell WHY not D??


(D) Professing that all such activities were disdained

1. "Professing that~" does not give you the feeling of "Although~".
2. All such activities were disdained, but nobody can be sure that those activities were disdained by Auden himself.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrongly thinking.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 06:36
so down to A and E...

we need a contradiciton...so E made sense, but is overly passive...

A remains..
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I initially thought E, but after reading it again, A seems correct.

(A) For all his professed disdain of such activities
>> Correct.

(B) Having always professed disdain for such activities
>> No. Usually anything starting with Having.. is wrong.

(C) All such activities were, he professed, disdained, and
>> No. Sentence doesn't relate to Auden.

(D) Professing that all such activities were disdained
>> No.

(E) In spite of professions of disdaining all such activities
>> No. Just doesn't sound right.[/b]
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 18:56
OA is A
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