Source: Revised GRE PDF 2nd Ed. Section 4; #19 (p. 69)


Each member of the journalistic pair served as

2 answer choices for 1 blank Each member of the journalistic pair served as ________ the other: each refrained from publishing a given piece if the other doubted that it was ready to be printed. a check on, an advocate for, an impediment to, a brake on, an apologist for, an intermediary for

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Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Sep 22, 2012 • Comment

hanman chang

why does not C work?

Mar 27, 2014 • Reply

Lucas Fink, Magoosh Tutor

(C) doesn't work because "impediment" is a negative word. It would mean that one journalist was trying to publish, and the other was causing a problem by stopping it. We want words that imply collaboration, not obstacles.

Mar 28, 2014 • Reply

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