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Guys n' gals,
the ans. seems B to me.
But the OA is not B n' there is no explanation.
If u think the ans. is anything other than B, pls explain:

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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28 Aug 2005, 08:17
Coz the answer is not B so for me A is it. In this case For can be understood as in spite of to show the contradictory relation between two clauses.

modon wrote:
Guys n' gals,
the ans. seems B to me.
But the OA is not B n' there is no explanation.
If u think the ans. is anything other than B, pls explain:

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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Joined: 04 Jul 2005
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28 Aug 2005, 08:18
Coz the answer is not B so for me A is it. In this case For can be understood as in spite of to show the contradictory relation between two clauses.

modon wrote:
Guys n' gals,
the ans. seems B to me.
But the OA is not B n' there is no explanation.
If u think the ans. is anything other than B, pls explain:

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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28 Aug 2005, 13:54
I would go for A. For emphasises a reason. It's more clear than B but I don't see any error in B though.

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28 Aug 2005, 13:54
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