Another high-quality question from our friends at downdown.net.
Praetorian, as a bit of a graybeard around here, do you really think the downdown questions have any merit?
i do not agree with the official answer.
E is really the only choice which is "best".
About what i think, my perception has little value... perception can be from a lack of knowledge. Just because this SC looks stupid and defies everything i know, i cannot conclude that this SC is outta whack.
Simply because i do not know enough about grammar and intuition is really a bad tool to use in these cases.
Dissecting SC's and knowing why a choice is wrong is one of the better ways to master the SC part of verbal.
thats why i thought we need a discussion.
People like Akamai are better judges of bad questions, especially in verbal.