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According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy

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According to the professor’s philosophy, the antidote to envy is one’s own work,always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.
(A) one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you don’t think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always one’s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work
(E) neither to think about one’s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
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New post 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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New post 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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New post 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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New post 26 Sep 2005, 23:41
A because of the parallel construction of the last part of the sentence.

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