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According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy [#permalink]
15 Oct 2004, 07:29
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54. According to the professorâ€™s philosophy, the antidote to envy is oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it. (A) oneâ€™s own work, always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you donâ€™t think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always oneâ€™s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing oneâ€™s own work
(E) neither to think about oneâ€™s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
what does "According to the professorâ€™s philosophy," modifies is it absolute phrase?
Note on Absolute phrase:
Absolute phrases are made of nouns or pronouns followed by a participle and any modifiers of the noun or pronoun. Absolute phrases contain a subject (unlike participial phrases), and no predicate. They serve to modify an entire sentence.
Joan looked nervous, her fears creeping up on her.
noun/subject: her fears
modifier: up on her
absolute phrase: her fears creeping up on her
Tom paled when he came home, his mother standing in the
noun/subject: his mother
modifier: in the doorway
absolute phrase: his mother standing in the doorway
B is wrong because of one's/you - wrong pronoun usage.
CDE has wrong paralelism - one of them is do verb and the other is doing verb.
A - parallelism is maintained - all doing verbs.
You cannot use ';' in A, since the second half does not have a subject. ':' is a sort of explanation of why he said that (antidote to envy is oneâ€™s own work).
"One's own" is okay I think. I don't have any explanation though.