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(i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was

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(i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was (ii) _________ by subsequent legislation providing funding and enforcement.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) Justifiably (D) rendered moot
(B) Unbelievably (E) given teeth
(C) Initially (F) kept at bay

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Initially, given teeth.

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Re: (i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2017, 04:10
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Explanation

For the first blank, you need something to contrast with “subsequent.” Thus, you need a word that means “at first.” In the second blank, you need something that will contrast with having “little impact” and will match the idea of a law now gaining funding and enforcement. Only given teeth has this (obviously metaphorical) meaning.

Initially, given teeth.
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Re: (i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2018, 10:08
Unbelievably the law had little impact, but it was rendered moot by subsequent legislation providing funding and enforcement.

WHy is the above sentence incorrect choice
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Re: (i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2018, 00:33
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you are missing context here sentence is trying to say
initially X had little impact BUT Y thing changed it
Re: (i) _________ the law had little impact, but it was   [#permalink] 27 Apr 2018, 00:33
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