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Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2003
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30 Jun 2003, 03:25
Sartre, an inadvertent guru, had an opinion on everything, painfully considered, elaborately reasoned, often changed.
a) often changed
b) and it was usually changed
c) that was often changed
d)changing often
e) one he often changed

For this, the answer is A. But I wonder if "and" is needed.
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Joined: 24 Jun 2003
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30 Jun 2003, 04:54
A and E both seem right. But I would choose A since "painfully considered, elaborately reasoned..." are both describing the opinion and therefore A fits in perfectly.
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Joined: 08 Apr 2003
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30 Jun 2003, 05:02
i agree with mr.sarn.

And is required.

However in absence of "And", option "A" is best possible choice, since it has adjectives in series.
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Joined: 18 Jun 2003
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30 Jun 2003, 20:35
This is sort of a "poetic license" kind of idiom, or a slight breaking of the "rules" of English to make a sentence sound pleasing to the ear. If there were a choice including "and" it would be better, but this works. So tricky, I know.
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Joined: 12 Feb 2008
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24 Sep 2008, 05:13
where is this question from?
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Joined: 21 Sep 2008
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Concentration: Strategy, Economics
GMAT Date: 07-17-2015
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24 Sep 2008, 05:19
A sounds the best and it also follows the adverb-verb pattern; "and" isn't necessary.
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