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    affirmative

    Which of the following options is acceptable? I don't fully understand the meaning of the sentence.

    The conclusion has to be considered ______________ given the methodological limitations.

    (A) detrimental (B) tentative (C) affirmative (D) contemporary

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    Re: affirmative

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following options is acceptable? I don't fully understand the meaning of the sentence.

    The conclusion has to be considered ______________ given the methodological limitations.

    (A) detrimental (B) tentative (C) affirmative (D) contemporary
    If it helps, the rest of it means "There are certain limits to the methodology used. Because of that, we need to consider that the conclusion is ........... " The most relevant word in the piece is "limitations".

    Does that help? If so, what do you think might be the correct answer and why?

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    Re: affirmative

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following options is acceptable? I don't fully understand the meaning of the sentence.

    The conclusion has to be considered ______________ given the methodological limitations.

    (A) detrimental (B) tentative (C) affirmative (D) contemporary
    'Methodological limitations' means the way they did it was not perfect, so you're looking for something with results that are not 100% reliable. The word that fits is 'tentative' as it means 'okay for now' but not 'definitive' or 'conclusive' which mean sure.

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    Re: affirmative

    It's your lucky night, Ashiuhto. You've been handed the answer on a plate!

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