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    #31

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Easy does it, Sabrina!
    But linguistists are just SO crazy!
    Indeed they are.

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    #32

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Really? I kind of like these questions. Hope I'm not boring ya.
    Here's my problem. According to psychometricians, it is very important not to create questions that reward candidates only for thinking the way the examiner does. Another equally valid assessment might be out there that the examiner is not aware of.

    For example, I ran across a question similar to this:

    Which of the following does not belong in the group?

    a: beef
    b: veal
    c: pork
    d: fish
    e: liver

    One can easily eliminate a, b, and c, because they are all types of meat.

    D can be correct, because it is the only aquatic species.
    E can be correct, because it is the only organ meat.

    This is too close for me to be a valid question.

    I'm not bored at all.


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    #33

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would need to see the other choices, but this one is questionable for me.

    One could say that a subsidy is a type of financial support and a debt is a type of financial obligation, but there might be a better fit.
    Okay,since I've practiced thousands of exercises, if I come across that one, I'll have it posted!

    Sorry!


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    #34

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    I got the ruffle/moulding one! Thanks!


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Here's my problem. According to psychometricians, it is very important not to create questions that reward candidates only for thinking the way the examiner does. Another equally valid assessment might be out there that the examiner is not aware of.

    I agree especially when it comes to cross-culture stuff. I think GRE is rather demanding for non-native speakers, even some of English native speakers don't do well. ETS is %&%^*&^(&(*&(*&*(##$%%...

    I think different people may have different reasoning of logic. The boundary is sometimes not clear. I've had enough of this kind of test! After Saturday, I'm going to enjoy la vie as I used to do. HA-HA!

    How's the business so far?



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    #36

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Partially. Look at the relationships.

    A coward is a coward because of how he acts and who he is (craven).
    A dupe is a dupe because of how he acts and who is he (gullible).

    A judge is not a judge because he acts impartially or because he is impartial. He is appointed or elected.

    Simplicity is the key.
    LOL!
    Trust me, I didn't give it too much thought!


    Ms. Simplicity


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    #37

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    mill:grain
    (A)bazaar:wares
    (B)forge:metal

    I chose A.


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    #38

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    exorbitant:moderation=perfidious:loyalty

    For me, the logic here is

    exorbitant:moderation=too much of something:normal

    But if you are 200% loyal to your girlfriend, you won't be perfidious.

    Hmmm...bad example! Am waiting for yer answer!


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    #39

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Antonym

    jibe / conflict

    Are they antonyms? They seem like totally different.

    To jibe someone is to sneer at someone.
    To conflict someone's opinion is to opposed against someone's opinion.



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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Antonym

    supplicate / demand

    Again, I wouldn't think they are antonyms. To supplicate someone means to ask someone again and again to do something. One keeps asking for a favor.

    To demand someone means to ask someone to do something. It's still asking but it's more direct and less continuing.

    Are they antonyms?

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