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For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:01
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302. 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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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 10:25
lgon wrote:
302. 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


Totally confused.. please help


This confused me too, darn!

D or E = not sure, but I'll pick D
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 11:47
lgon wrote:
302. 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


Totally confused.. please help


I would pick B. "disdain for" is the correct idiom, and "having always professed" correctly modifies "Auden".
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 12:45
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302. 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 --
Totally confused.. please help


Will go with A.
Here "for all" means 'despite'
Despite his professed disdain of such activites, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.


Here few more examples:
--for all his talent, used to fall apart in tense moments
--Some have said that, for all his genius, Tendulkar has not contributed as he might at critical phases of a game
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 12:57
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lgon wrote:
302. 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 --
Totally confused.. please help


Will go with A.
Here "for all" means 'despite'
Despite his professed disdain of such activites, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.


Here few more examples:
--for all his talent, used to fall apart in tense moments
--Some have said that, for all his genius, Tendulkar has not contributed as he might at critical phases of a game


what about "disdain" - is "disdain of" the correct idiom? I learned that "disdain for" is the correct one, not "disdain of"
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:25
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x2suresh wrote:
lgon wrote:
302. 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 --
Totally confused.. please help


Will go with A.
Here "for all" means 'despite'
Despite his professed disdain of such activites, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.


Here few more examples:
--for all his talent, used to fall apart in tense moments
--Some have said that, for all his genius, Tendulkar has not contributed as he might at critical phases of a game


what about "disdain" - is "disdain of" the correct idiom? I learned that "disdain for" is the correct one, not "disdain of"



IMO, both are correct idioms.

here is the link from the dictionary which uses "disdain of"


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disdainful

disdainful
adjective
1. expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous]
2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:27
nganle08 wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
lgon wrote:
302. 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 --
Totally confused.. please help


Will go with A.
Here "for all" means 'despite'
Despite his professed disdain of such activites, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.


Here few more examples:
--for all his talent, used to fall apart in tense moments
--Some have said that, for all his genius, Tendulkar has not contributed as he might at critical phases of a game


what about "disdain" - is "disdain of" the correct idiom? I learned that "disdain for" is the correct one, not "disdain of"



IMO, both are correct idioms.

here is the link from the dictionary which uses "disdain of"


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disdainful

disdainful
adjective
1. expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous]
2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:30
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IMO, both are correct idioms.

here is the link from the dictionary which uses "disdain of"


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disdainful

disdainful
adjective
1. expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous]
2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

Can you explain why B is not the right answer? Thanks
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 13:39
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IMO, both are correct idioms.

here is the link from the dictionary which uses "disdain of"


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disdainful

disdainful
adjective
1. expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous]
2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

Can you explain why B is not the right answer? Thanks


Take simple example

(A) for all his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments
Despite his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments

Here it clearly shows the contrast.

You can rewrite the above sentence.
Even though he has talent, Nganle used to fall part in tense moments.


(B)Having always talented person, Nganle used to fall apart in tesne moments.
Here we are not


B changes the original meaning..
Ngalnle is talented person and used to fall apart in tense moments.
No contrast here.

I hope you got it
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 14:44
[Take simple example

(A) for all his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments
Despite his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments

Here it clearly shows the contrast.

You can rewrite the above sentence.
Even though he has talent, Nganle used to fall part in tense moments.


(B)Having always talented person, Nganle used to fall apart in tesne moments.
Here we are not


B changes the original meaning..
Ngalnle is talented person and used to fall apart in tense moments.
No contrast here.

I hope you got it[/quote]

Thanks so much. I understand it now.
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2010, 13:29
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Re: professed disdain of [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2013, 02:52
nganle08 wrote:
[Take simple example

(A) for all his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments
Despite his talent, Nganle used to fall apart in tense moments

Here it clearly shows the contrast.

You can rewrite the above sentence.
Even though he has talent, Nganle used to fall part in tense moments.


(B)Having always talented person, Nganle used to fall apart in tesne moments.
Here we are not


B changes the original meaning..
Ngalnle is talented person and used to fall apart in tense moments.
No contrast here.

I hope you got it


Thanks so much. I understand it now.[/quote]

Thanks for the explanation ... clears the confusion ...
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