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#208069 - 11/19/12 03:22 PM SAT Question of the Day  
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> I subscribe to a-SAT-question-a-day. A couple of the "right" answers have puzzled me. Perhaps you would like to join the "fun".
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> http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/answered-question-of-the-day?src=
> E&questionId=20121115&answerCd=B&ep_ch=QD&ep_mid=10640255&ep_rid=10917
> 9597
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> why is "b" better than "a"?
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> http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/answered-question-of-the-day?src=
> E&questionId=20121107&answerCd=D&ep_ch=QD&ep_mid=10635451&ep_rid=10917
> 9597
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> Shouldn't "across" be changed to "wide"? Across does not match the
> earlier "thick" reference very well.

#208073 - 11/19/12 07:07 PM Re: SAT Question of the Day [Re: Paco]  
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Here's cleaned up versions of the questions.

Question 1

Question 2

Re: Question 1 - It could easily be frivolous without echoing routine feelings.

Re: Question 2 - You might say "wide" instead of "across" but "across" isn't wrong. It's just a stylistic choice.

#208077 - 11/20/12 09:20 PM Re: SAT Question of the Day [Re: Faldage]  
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Re: Question 1 - It could easily be frivolous without echoing routine feelings.

True, but I think "fresh and unexpected" were the clues

#208078 - 11/21/12 12:17 AM Re: SAT Question of the Day [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly
Re: Question 1 - It could easily be frivolous without echoing routine feelings.

True, but I think "fresh and unexpected" were the clues


Exactly. That's why B is correct. I was explaining why A was not correct.


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