Source: Revised GRE PDF 1st Ed. Section 3: Verbal; #6 (p. 52)


To the untutored eye the tightly forested Ardennes

To the untutored eye the tightly forested Ardennes hills around Sedan look quite (i) , (ii) place through which to advance a modern army; even with today’s more numerous and better roads and bridges, the woods and the river Meuse form a significant (iii). Blank (i): impenetrable, inconsiderable, uncultivated Blank (ii): a makeshift, an unpropitious, an unremarkable Blank (iii): resource, impediment, passage

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Ujjwal Prazapati

What do 'untutored eye' refer in sentence. Isn't it something like that to an untutored eye path will not look bad?

Sep 9, 2019 • Comment

Sam Kinsman

The word "tutor" means "instructor" or "teacher." So the "untutored eye" means "the uninstructed eye" or "the untrained eye." In other words, we are referring to a person who has not received any kind of special instruction or teaching in terms of how to look at the forest.

Sep 16, 2019 • Reply


Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Sep 25, 2012 • Comment

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