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# V99-11

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16 Sep 2014, 02:30
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. "I believe that wealth is a means for an end, not an end in itself".
B. "I believe that wealth is a means of an end, not an end in itself".
C. "I believe that wealth is a means to an end, not an end in itself".
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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16 Sep 2014, 02:30
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. "I believe that wealth is a means for an end, not an end in itself".
B. "I believe that wealth is a means of an end, not an end in itself".
C. "I believe that wealth is a means to an end, not an end in itself".
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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10 Aug 2016, 03:10
Why not option B is correct because "as a means to" / "as a means of", both are idioms.
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12 Sep 2016, 05:47
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"As a means of" - means "is a kind of",
"As a means to" - means "a way to fulfill a purpose"
"by means of" - means "using"

Hope this helps
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14 Sep 2016, 11:31
Means to an end : fulfillment of the end
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14 Mar 2018, 05:33
X as a means of Y --> X is a type of Y
X as a means to Y --> X is a method to achieve Y
Re: V99-11   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2018, 05:33
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