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Unafraid of neither lightning nor thunder during a storm, Mr. Jones enjoyed walking in the park during heavy downpours.

(A) Unafraid of neither lightning nor thunder
(B) Afraid of both lightning and thunder
(C) Unafraid of neither lightning or thunder
(D) Unafraid of either lightning or thunder
(E) Afraid of either lightning or thunder

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Unafraid of neither lightning nor thunder during a storm, Mr. Jones enjoyed walking in the park during heavy downpours.

(A) Unafraid of neither lightning nor thunder
(B) Afraid of both lightning and thunder
(C) Unafraid of neither lightning or thunder
(D) Unafraid of either lightning or thunder
(E) Afraid of either lightning or thunder

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As soon as we read the answer choices, it's pretty clear that Mr. Jones is not afraid of the storms, hence B and D are incorrect for illogical meaning.

A) Incorrect. Double negative (Unafraid & neither)

B) Incorrect, for the abovementioned reason

C) Incorrect. Idiom "neither... nor"

D) Correct

E) Incorrect, for the abovementioned reason
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New post 04 Jan 2020, 15:15
They certainly try to trick you with double negatives and meaning changes with this sentence. As mentioned by PTD1195 above- it is clear from the sentence that Mr. Jones is not afraid of lightening or thunder an thus enjoys walking in the rain. Using Meaning and logic:

B and E are eliminated because of the meaning change- in these choices Mr. Jones is afraid.
Next- Per the rule of double negatives- a statement cannot contain two negative elements. In this sentence the use of "Unafraid" and "Neither" violate this grammatical rule. Thus A and C are eliminated.

Leaving only D- which is the correct answer!
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