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For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was

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302. For all his professed disdain of such activities, Auden was an inveterate literary gossip.

(A) For all his professed disdain of such activities
(B) Having always professed disdain for such activities
(C) All such activities were, he professed, disdained, and
(D) Professing that all such activities were disdained
(E) In spite of professions of disdaining all such activities

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I chose B :(
The correct idiom is "to have disdain FOR something" :!:

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New post 14 May 2007, 05:02
vineetgupta wrote:
A properly shows the contrast.


Dear all,

When I tried to find the correct answer, I looked for the contrast. But it did not appear clearly to me in A because I was looking for such words as although or despite.

Can you explain why A properly shows the contrast ?

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I don't understand it neither :(

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