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The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney

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The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney for the firm Walt and Waltson, just
argued for justice for his clients
; according to his closest colleagues, he was never deeply driven to
win justice for them.
A. just argued for justice for his clients
B. argued just for justice for his clients
C. argued just for his clients' justice
D. argued for only justice for his clients
E. argued for just his clients' justice
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The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney for the firm Walt and Waltson, just
argued for justice for his clients
; according to his closest colleagues, he was never deeply driven to
win justice for them.
A. just argued for justice for his clients
B. argued just for justice for his clients
C. argued just for his clients' justice
D. argued for only justice for his clients
E. argued for just his clients' justice


This question is about meaning - where you place your words.

The intended meaning is: Saul just argued for justice for his clients, but ironically, he was never driven to win justice for them.
"Just" is placed before verb "argue", technically, "just" should modify verb --> It means the attorney did only 1 action.

Let see all choices:
A. just argued for justice for his clients
Correct. Retain original meaning.

B. argued just for justice for his clients
Wrong. Change meaning: "just argued for X" differs from "argued just for X"
(1) "just argued for X" --> JUST modifies verb "argue". It means the attorney did only 1 action - argued.
(2) "argued just for X --> Just modifies noun "justice". It means the attorney argued for 1 thing - justice.

Other examples:
I just drink water --> focus on verb - drink --> I only do 1 action - drink, I do not eat, I do not play, for example.
I drink just water --> focus on noun - water --> Among many drinks, I drink only 1 type - water, I do not drink soda, I do not drink coffee, for example.

C. argued just for his clients' justice
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued just for X"

D. argued for only justice for his clients
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued for only X"

E. argued for just his clients' justice
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued for just X".

Hope it helps.
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The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney for the firm Walt and Waltson, just
argued for justice for his clients
; according to his closest colleagues, he was never deeply driven to
win justice for them.
A. just argued for justice for his clients
B. argued just for justice for his clients
C. argued just for his clients' justice
D. argued for only justice for his clients
E. argued for just his clients' justice


Good one.
It is one of those questions where you are supposed to read the entire sentence VERY carefully and get the gist of it.
The latter part of the sentence is a clause separated by a semi colon, implying that it is closely related to the previous clause.
The latter part says that Saul was never deeply driven to win justice for his clients. What we get from this clause is that the we must get something about Saul that gives us evidence for the second clause to be true.
ONLY A does this. A says that Saul only argued for justice for his clients. He didn't do anything that could have been done to win justice for his clients.
Hope this helps.
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pavan2185 wrote:
The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney for the firm Walt and Waltson, just
argued for justice for his clients
; according to his closest colleagues, he was never deeply driven to
win justice for them.
A. just argued for justice for his clients
B. argued just for justice for his clients
C. argued just for his clients' justice
D. argued for only justice for his clients
E. argued for just his clients' justice


Good one.
It is one of those questions where you are supposed to read the entire sentence VERY carefully and get the gist of it.
The latter part of the sentence is a clause separated by a semi colon, implying that it is closely related to the previous clause.
The latter part says that Saul was never deeply driven to win justice for his clients. What we get from this clause is that the we must get something about Saul that gives us evidence for the second clause to be true.
ONLY A does this. A says that Saul only argued for justice for his clients. He didn't do anything that could have been done to win justice for his clients.
Hope this helps.
Regards.

P.S.: Please don't forget to mention the source of the questions.


Hi,

Thanks for the explanation. I did not know how to specify the sources that are nt in the list. Should I just give the name in the Topic name field?
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pavan2185 wrote:
The evidence suggests that Saul, a former attorney for the firm Walt and Waltson, just
argued for justice for his clients
; according to his closest colleagues, he was never deeply driven to
win justice for them.
A. just argued for justice for his clients
B. argued just for justice for his clients
C. argued just for his clients' justice
D. argued for only justice for his clients
E. argued for just his clients' justice


This question is about meaning - where you place your words.

The intended meaning is: Saul just argued for justice for his clients, but ironically, he was never driven to win justice for them.
"Just" is placed before verb "argue", technically, "just" should modify verb --> It means the attorney did only 1 action.

Let see all choices:
A. just argued for justice for his clients
Correct. Retain original meaning.

B. argued just for justice for his clients
Wrong. Change meaning: "just argued for X" differs from "argued just for X"
(1) "just argued for X" --> JUST modifies verb "argue". It means the attorney did only 1 action - argued.
(2) "argued just for X --> Just modifies noun "justice". It means the attorney argued for 1 thing - justice.

Other examples:
I just drink water --> focus on verb - drink --> I only do 1 action - drink, I do not eat, I do not play, for example.
I drink just water --> focus on noun - water --> Among many drinks, I drink only 1 type - water, I do not drink soda, I do not drink coffee, for example.

C. argued just for his clients' justice
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued just for X"

D. argued for only justice for his clients
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued for only X"

E. argued for just his clients' justice
Wrong. Same as B. Change meaning. "just argued for X" differs from "argued for just X".

Hope it helps.


I think It can not be clearer than this :-D

Which level do you think this question is?
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I think It can not be clearer than this :-D

Which level do you think this question is?


Dear pavan 2185.
It's so difficult to peg a level to a particular question. But IMO, I think this question is at 700. (This question is not easy as it appears, it requires you to read the question very carefully).

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I did not know how to specify the sources that are nt in the list. Should I just give the name in the Topic name field?


If it's not present in the tag list,you can provide the source in the question text itself, right at the bottom.

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