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# According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy

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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
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24 Sep 2005, 06:13
Seems like an error in this sentence somewhere. Anyhow, I`ll take A because it is the most parallel.

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24 Sep 2005, 13:16
How do you guys get the right answer.
OA is A.

But I thought A is wordy, and D is precise.

Can you please explain what is wrong with D.

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26 Sep 2005, 09:10
The meaning of D is not the same as in the original sentence.

The sentence reads the antidote to envy is "X", always "X", not thinking about X, not assessing X but by simply doing X.

In D, the sentence now reads, the antidote to envy is not to think or assess, but doing X

C is closest to keeping the original meaning, but "simply to do" is not idiomatic.

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26 Sep 2005, 23:41
A because of the parallel construction of the last part of the sentence.

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