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    A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.
    8. BESET
    (A) plead
    (B) perplex
    (C) pertain to
    (D) deny
    (E) harass
    My answer is E, but the book's answer is B.
    Which answer do you think is correct?
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    #2

    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    Is this a homework assignment?

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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    No. Why do you ask?
    Last edited by khanhhung2512; 24-Jun-2014 at 13:27.
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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    Does anyone have the answer?
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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    I would have said e also, and this definition backs us up: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beset

    However, it doesn't matter what we think on a test. It's what the test-makers have in their minds.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is this a homework assignment?
    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    No. Why do you ask?
    MikeNewYork suspected (with good reason, I have to say) that this was your homework.

    Please read rule 6:

    Please don't ask us to do or correct your homework; this is a place to discuss language. We do not do homework or assignments for people. If we suspect that a question is an assignment, we will not answer it and may edit or delete it.

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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    The GRE is an exam used by by graduate schools in the US. I would venture that 98% of the people asking questions based on a GRE book are doing self-study (or paying for a study program) to prepare for this exam and it has nothing to do with school work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A verbal question from a GRE practice book

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    MikeNewYork suspected (with good reason, I have to say) that this was your homework.

    Please read rule 6:

    Please don't ask us to do or correct your homework; this is a place to discuss language. We do not do homework or assignments for people. If we suspect that a question is an assignment, we will not answer it and may edit or delete it.
    Just one thing. Suppose this were a homework assignment, then why would I ask if I already knew the book's answer?
    Thanks for reminding people of rule 6, anyway.
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