SAT Reading 2.6 Sentence Completion
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SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 2, Problem 6
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing part-whole relationships|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
Our two missing words should represent opposing concepts, since this sentence pits one concept
against another. Arena-style.
The word that fits in the first blank, for example, should be an antonym of "concrete."
"Abstruse" means hard to understand, which isn't exactly the opposite of concrete...
...so choice (B) gets fed to the lions.
Holden might be thinking "deep" thoughts, but "deep" isn't an antonym for concrete,
either, so it's lions for (C) as well.
"Abstract," "philosophical," and "intellectual" all... kind of work at least.
We'll dub them safe for now.
(D) is a goner, because "recondition" means to restore something.
A "concrete recondition"? No way.
"Transcendence" can mean the act of surpassing
others, or moving beyond the material universe.
Neither of these meanings work, though, because "concrete transcendence" is total gibberish.
Unfortunately, blank two spells doom for (E).
Looks like it's going to be (A)...
"Concrete reality" makes sense, and "abstract" is the opposite of concrete, so both blanks
(A) is the winner of this battle.
As in, "ASPCA."