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# For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full

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15 Oct 2018, 06:20
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For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full of romance novels.

(A) For all her asserted scorn of such books,

(B) Having always asserted scorn for such books,

(C) All such books were, she asserted, scorned, and

(D) Asserting that all such books were scorned,

(E) In spite of assertions of scorning all such activities,

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15 Oct 2018, 10:18
For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full of romance novels.

(A) For all her asserted scorn of such books,

(B) Having always asserted scorn for such books,

(C) All such books were, she asserted, scorned, and

(D) Asserting that all such books were scorned,

(E) In spite of assertions of scorning all such activities

I am down between A & B on basis of meaning, IMO B seems to be correct over A
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Re: For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full  [#permalink]

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16 Oct 2018, 02:06
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For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full of romance novels.

(A) For all her asserted scorn of such books,

(B) Having always asserted scorn for such books,

(C) All such books were, she asserted, scorned, and

(D) Asserting that all such books were scorned,

(E) In spite of assertions of scorning all such activities,

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

As you can see a contrasts within the sentence, you want to find the phrase that best stresses that contrast. The contrast is absent in B. C, D and E completely change the meaning of the sentence. Choice A is the correct answer.
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Re: For all her asserted scorn of such books, Jeanette had a bookcase full   [#permalink] 16 Oct 2018, 02:06
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