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# According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy

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54. 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

i went with option A, by cancelling out other options, but still found it vague...

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17 Jun 2009, 08:39
arvs212 wrote:
54. 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

i went with option A, by cancelling out other options, but still found it vague...

I feel its B. But this question is quite confusing

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23 Jul 2010, 07:10
just went by eliminating options and ended up with A. But when u read the complete sentence feels a little strange but i think this is the best option out of the 5.

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25 Jul 2010, 07:41
A sounds all perfect, but who knows what gmat figures

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25 Jul 2010, 10:10
I'm b/w A and D

Can some please explain why not D?

(B) always work; because you don't think about it or assess it, you just do it (AKWARD,Changes meaning and many more problems)
(C) always one's own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it (NOT PARALLEL)
(E) neither to think about one's own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it (NOT PARALLEL)
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25 Jul 2010, 11:03
I am also with A ............
onedayill wrote:

Can some please explain why not D?

not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work -- "not to think or assess is" not parallel with "doing one’s own work".......gerund and infinitive .....

hope u got it ......

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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 .......seems Awkward but best out of worst.

(B) always work; because you don’t think about it or assess it, you just do it INCORRECT Because of ......... is not an independent clause so either the semicolon needs to be removed or the sentence to be made independent clause.

(C) always one’s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it NOT X BUT Y so thinking/assessing is not parallel to simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work to think or assess( infinitive phrase) is not parallel to doing( simple gerund )
(E) neither to think about one’s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it CONJUNCTION BUT is required before it is always.....
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16 Aug 2012, 23:25
(A) one’s own work, always one’s own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
"but"is the pivot - not thinking , not accessing is parallel to simply doing ! Correct
(B) always work; because you don’t think about it or assess it, you just do it
"always work"changes meaning- author is taking about own's work
(C) always one’s own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
"simply to do" is not parallel with not thinking , not accessing
(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work
not parallel - not to think OR assess BUT doing
(E) neither to think about one’s own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it
wordy;simply doing- improperly used
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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

This has clean parallelism in the phrase, 'not thinking about it, etc....'

(D) not to think or assess, but doing one’s own work

'To think'...but doing is is not parallel. '...not to think or asses, but to do...' would have been parallel.
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