Questions tagged [reasoning]

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The meaning of "not because". Could it have two meanings?

I don't like him because he is rich. Could it be interpreted in two ways? I dislike him because he is rich. (I don't like rich people.) The reason why I like him is not the fact that he is rich. (I ...
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Definite article (“the”) as beginning word

The Mole had been working very hard all the morning. (The Wind in the Willows) The package was lying by the front door (Button, Button) These two examples are from two different books and they are ...
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is an idiot for talking to you like that

a. He is an idiot for talking to you like that. b. He is angry for having been mistreated. c. He is exhausted for working hard. I think (a) is perfectly natural. (b) seems to work, but is not ...
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it's that he has left town

a. If his store isn't open it is that he has left town. Can't this sentence mean two things? If his store isn't open it means that he has left town. If his store isn't open it is because he has left ...
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"Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?"

I am listening to an audio recording about business English on BBC. I hear a question at 12m:10s. 12:10 It sounds like Tell me why you being (or be) interested in pursuing a career as an accountant?&...
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Need Some Help In Controversial Verbal Reasoning Question

This is a question from Manhattan test prep 5lb book, page 142: A Small Place is Jamaica Kincaid’s memoir of growing up in Antigua as well as an indictment of the Antiguan government and Britain’s ...
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Usage of "Let me explain the rationale"

I've come across the expression: "Let me explain to you the rationale..." My question is: in what context would you use it? Would you use it as a daily expression? or would you leave it for more ...
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Pick out the word in each of the following that is different (Odd One Out)

Pick out the word in each of the following that is different (Odd One Out) Intuitive, initiative, talkative, quantitative The answer is - initiative. PS - I just want to know the reason or the ...
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What part of speech is "before" in the phrase "before we meet again"?

Identify the part of speech of the word in bold: It will be five years before we meet again. 4 options: Preposition Adverb Conjuction Adjective Now, According to my knowledge, "before" is an ...
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Pick odd one out from "man, drone, bison, bull"

Part 1 Pick out the word in each of the following that is different (Odd One Out) Man, drone, bison, bull The answer is - bison. PS - I just want to know the reason or the logic used here to pick ...
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What can be inferred about the application?

I read the following in a TOEIC book: Ben Hayes: Hi, all. Just checking up on everyone. Want to make sure we’re on track for July’s launch date. Manuela Ruiz: Hi, Ben. I’ve just spoken with ...
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How to intuit 'unless'?

I already know, and so ask NOT about, the meanings or proofs of: A unless B = A, except if B = A if not B = Either A or B. I ask only for intuition; do NOT prove formally or use truth tables. My ...
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Is 'That is why' formal?

When I want to say that it is the reason of my previous work, in an official article, is it recommended to use the following or not? That is why we used this object in the previous work.
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Doesn't pervade = prevail?

The word ‘gay’ is commonly used as an insult in British playgrounds. With homophobia on the increase in schools, should teachers be doing more to stop such name- calling? Calling something, or ...
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Formal = totalitarian?

From an article quoted in Mark Shepherd's Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law, p.181: The totalitarian state is easy to define, easy to identify, and thus offers a recognisable target ...
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Why is this choice for a definition of a "civil society" the least controversial one? [closed]

Passage: p 154, Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law by Mark Shepherd = Consider only 'The civil society puzzle' & only the 1st para under 'Civil society – gaining some clarity'. ...
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Why are these NOT unstated assumptions for rural spaces? - Test 3, Q27, by Mark Shepherd [closed]

Passage: Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law by Mark Shepherd, page 146. = Page 2, only first two paragraphs under the heading 'Spaces of Consumption' Don't read the entire PDF. Sorry, this ...