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In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _____

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In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _______ distinction between Latin and texts in vernacular by assigning the former an Anglo-Caroline script and reserving the pointed insular script for texts in Old English.







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A) nice
B) subtle
C) pointless
D) obvious
E) unconventional
F) judgemental
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the tribes made ..... distinction between L and text in V by assigning former an AC script and reserving the pointer script for T2.

Basically, I understood they made distinction, and by looking at pointer insular I was initially thinking a visual difference must have been made. However, coming to the answer choice nice (minute) and subtle both make for good synonyms. All other words don't fit in the contetx and neither have synonyms.
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Re: In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _____ [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2018, 06:49
@Carcass

Please help me see how is the distinction 'subtle' and what does pointed mean in this context.
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Re: In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _____ [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2018, 10:40
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This is a short yet tricky question. It is good as one.

There are not so many clues about. As such, when a strategy top down does not work, go for a bottom-up one or the other way around. I.E. process of elimination.

In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _______ distinction between Latin and texts in vernacular by assigning the former an Anglo-Caroline script and reserving the pointed insular script for texts in Old English.

During a certain period of time, someone made a distinction between X and reserving the residual way to describe the entire phenomenon to another type of script.

From this, you infer that the distinction between the first category or group (much larger and important) and the residual or other group (it is not important which is which; what is the composition of the first thing - larger - and the second thing - smaller; try to conceptualize the whole meaning. A sort of visualization of the whole scenario) is a bit blurry or not so clear.

After all , we reserved the first script to label the first and the second script to label the second BUT the latter is old but still in use.

Therefore, the difference is not so much casted or relevant.

C) pointless - here we do not have anything pointless. On the contrary, the distinction is relevant for the two groups
D) obvious - not so obvious because the monastic is clear they made something almost cunning
E) unconventional - out of scope this word
F) judgemental - out of scope.

A and B are the answer.

Always when you are pretty sure to click the right answer/s to put into the sentence and see if they have a sense in the sentence itself. reading aloud.

hope this helps.

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Re: In Anglo-Saxon times, the monastic tribes made _____ [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2020, 17:19
I was wondering in what part of the text can we gather that his distinction is subtle? I don't understand how the monastic tribes are being cunning. Thanks.
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