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Old August 20, 2009, 08:04 AM
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August 20th, 2009 SAT Question of the Day:

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


Demographers and anthropologists have corrected the notion that European explorers in North America entered a ------- territory by showing that the land in some areas was already as densely ------- as parts of Europe.

A. fertile..settled
B. colossal..wooded
C. desolate..populated
D. valuable..exploited
E. hostile..concentrated

HINT: The word "“corrected” suggests that the word in the first blank contrasts the word in the second blank.

It is C because according to the hint, the first word has to contrast with the second word - desolate and populated are opposites.
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August 20th, 2009 SAT Question of the Day:

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


Demographers and anthropologists have corrected the notion that European explorers in North America entered a ------- territory by showing that the land in some areas was already as densely ------- as parts of Europe.

A. fertile..settled
B. colossal..wooded
C. desolate..populated
D. valuable..exploited
E. hostile..concentrated

HINT: The word "“corrected” suggests that the word in the first blank contrasts the word in the second blank.

It is C because according to the hint, the first word has to contrast with the second word - desolate and populated are opposites.
I can't argue with this. Is it given as a specimen answer, or did you solve it yourself?
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Old August 20, 2009, 09:42 AM
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you're right, C is the answer
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I can't argue with this. Is it given as a specimen answer, or did you solve it yourself?
I solved it myself. I put in C. C is right.
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