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It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of behavior; the character of the codes, on the other hand, can often be (i) _________ .

A) predictable
B) unexpected
C) admirable
D) explicit
E) confusing

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Re: It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2016, 07:38
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The words “on the other hand” indicate that while the existence of societal codes of behavior is no surprise, their character may be quite surprising. Thus the correct answer is Choice B, unexpected, which means the same as surprising. “Predictable” is the very opposite of surprising, and none of the other answer choices means “surprising.”
Thus the correct answer is unexpected (Choice B).
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Re: It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2020, 01:26
dont we need a word for open/ clear.
the codes are not a surprise but obvious and clear?
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Re: It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2020, 20:15
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The words “on the other hand” indicate that while the existence of societal codes of behavior is no surprise, their character may be quite surprising. Thus the correct answer is Choice B, unexpected, which means the same as surprising. “Predictable” is the very opposite of surprising, and none of the other answer choices means “surprising.”
Thus the correct answer is unexpected (Choice B).


How do I choose unexpected over confusing?
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It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of behavior; the character of the codes, on the other hand, can often be (i) _________

if we do have NO surprise in the first part which means we do have some sort of SURPRISE in the second part. As such, the word correct is B

Confusing we do not have hint in the sentence to pick E

B is the answer
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It comes as no surprise that societies have codes of behavior; the character of the codes, on the other hand, can often be (i) _________ .


The phrase "on the other hand" contrasts the unsurprising nature of the previous proposition - namely - societies have codes of behavior. Therefore the character of the codes should be surprising. The only word from the choice list which has a similar sense is unexpected.
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