Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 2nd Ed. Part 9; Section 3; #2

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Far from being the corporate world because

Far from being the corporate world because of cutbacks, serious researchers are playing a growing role in innovation at many firms. lured to, enchanted with, banished from, protected by, immured in

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Gravatar Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Yixiu Shao,

Happy to help :) The phrase "far from being" indicates that we have a shift sentence, or that the second part of the sentence will contrast the first part. What are we comparing? Well, we're comparing the word in the blank in the first part to "the growing role" being played by researchers mentioned in the second part. We therefore want a word that opposes the idea of having an expanding presence in the corporate world. "Immure" means to imprison or build a wall around, which does not fit the context of the sentence. A better option (and the correct answer) is "banished from", as getting removed from the corporate world directly contrasts the idea of becoming more integrated into that world.

Hope this clears up your doubts :)

May 10, 2016 • Comment

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Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Nov 28, 2012 • Comment

Yixiu Shao

Why not 'immured in'?

May 8, 2016 • Reply

Sam Kinsman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Yixiu, I'm sorry we've taken so long to reply to your question! "Immured in" meas to become "confined in" or "imprisoned in" something. So if we chose "immured in", the sentence would be saying that the researchers are becoming trapped in the corporate world, and they cannot leave. That doesn't really make sense with the rest of the sentence. With this choice, the sentence would be saying that "rather than being trapped in the corporate world, researchers are playing a growing role in innovation at many firms." The contrast here doesn't make sense, so this answer choice is not correct.

May 11, 2017 • Reply

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