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    question on sentence completion

    The Official SAT Question of the Day™
    DECEMBER 14, 2006 Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

    The accident left Tom not so much incapacitated as -------: he was left weak, but the doctors gave him reason to expect -------.

    A.) enfeebled . . progression

    B.) inconvenienced . . deterioration

    C.) frustrated . . enervation

    D.) vindicated . . complication

    E.) debilitated . . recovery

    Why is choice A. wrong? enfeeble means to weaken , and progression is improvement, so whats the difference between choice A. and choice E. ?


    The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.

    Long been isolated from the outside world andA B perched high in the Tibetan Himalayas, Lhasa C is the capital of Tibet, an autonomous region Dof the People’s Republic of China. No error E
    1. <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: upper-alpha" type=A> (A)

      <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: upper-alpha" type=A> (B)

      <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: upper-alpha" type=A> (C)

      <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: upper-alpha" type=A> (D)
    2. (E)
    Isn't it suppose to be" high on the Tibetan Himalayas", instead of " high in the Tibetan Himalayas"? What is the difference between these two phrases?


    Thanks
    Last edited by myc; 19-Dec-2006 at 23:53.

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    Re: question on sentence completion

    Enfeebled is stronger- if you're enfeebled, you're powerless.
    The Himalyas is a region, so 'in' is the appropriate preposition- we're thinking of it being in the area, not on a mountain. 'Long been' is wrong- 'been' shouldn't be there.


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    Re: question on sentence completion

    how do you know whether the author is refering to the region or the mountain?

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    Re: question on sentence completion

    The Himalayas is a mountain range, so it would always be a region. You'd be on a mountain in the Himalayas.

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