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    Though feminist in its implications, Yvonne Rainer's 1974 film _________ the filmmaker's active involvement in feminist politics.
    A preserved
    B portrayed
    C encouraged
    D renewed
    E antedated



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    Re: A GRE problem

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiatong423 View Post
    Though feminist in its implications, Yvonne Rainer's 1974 film _________ the filmmaker's active involvement in feminist politics.
    A preserved
    B portrayed
    C encouraged
    D renewed
    E antedated



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    E. None of the rest makes sense with "though".

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    Re: A GRE problem

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiatong423 View Post
    Though feminist in its implications, Yvonne Rainer's 1974 film _________ the filmmaker's active involvement in feminist politics.
    A preserved
    B portrayed
    C encouraged
    D renewed
    E antedated



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    E is the only choice that makes sense to me. I take "though" in this context to indicate that the information given is true, but might appear to contain a conflict. Try substituting "Even though" for "Though" and see if you agree.

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    Thank you. The right answer is E according to my book, but I don't understand how come there's a comflict between the two clauses.

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    Re: A GRE problem

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiatong423 View Post
    Though feminist in its implications, Yvonne Rainer's 1974 film _________ the filmmaker's active involvement in feminist politics.
    A preserved
    B portrayed
    C encouraged
    D renewed
    E antedated



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    Take this sentence: "Though the temperature was near freezing, Sam wasn't wearing a coat." There's an apparent conflict in the facts given, since we would expect Sam to be wearing a coat in freezing temperatures.


    If Yvonne went to the trouble of making a feminist movie in 1974, we would expect her to be actively involved in the feminist movement at that time. But the "though" indicates an apparent conflict in the facts given. The only word that provides an apparent conflict is "antedated."

    "Apparent conflict" may be a poor way to describe the use of "though," but I can't think of a better way at the moment. I intend it to mean "there appears to be a conflict." Perhaps somebody in this thread will improve on it.

    I hope this explanation doesn't further confuse you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrawf View Post
    Take this sentence: "Though the temperature was near freezing, Sam wasn't wearing a coat." There's an apparent conflict in the facts given, since we would expect Sam to be wearing a coat in freezing temperatures.


    If Yvonne went to the trouble of making a feminist movie in 1974, we would expect her to be actively involved in the feminist movement at that time. But the "though" indicates an apparent conflict in the facts given. The only word that provides an apparent conflict is "antedated."

    "Apparent conflict" may be a poor way to describe the use of "though," but I can't think of a better way at the moment. I intend it to mean "there appears to be a conflict." Perhaps somebody in this thread will improve on it.

    I hope this explanation doesn't further confuse you.
    Thank you very much! Yes, I come to get the idea. Actually I'll take GRE on October 28th. I'm very worried about it.

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    Re: A GRE problem

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiatong423 View Post
    Thank you. The right answer is E according to my book, but I don't understand how come there's a comflict between the two clauses.
    The writer is making the point that even though the film-maker is now known for a feminist agenda, this film predated that agenda.

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    The writer is making the point that even though the film-maker is now known for a feminist agenda, this film predated that agenda.
    I see. I have to say that western logic is a bit from that of Chinese. Usually we think it natural to see some implications before one's involvement in some activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virginiatong423 View Post
    I see. I have to say that western logic is a bit from that of Chinese. Usually we think it natural to see some implications before one's involvement in some activities.
    And we do as well. That is exactly the point of the sentence. The film revealed the author's developing thoughts on the subject.

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    E - antedated because its a matter of sequence : first she made the film and only afterwards she was actively involved in the feminist movement.Good luck!

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