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Just as the authors’ book on eels is

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Just as the authors’ book on eels is often a key text for courses in marine vertebrate zoology, their ideas on animal development and phylogeny (i) __________teaching in this area.

A. prevent
B. defy
C. replicate
D. inform
E. use


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The “just as” structure indicates that the second half of the sentence should somehow parallel the idea presented in the first half (i.e., the idea that the authors’ book on eels is a “key text” in marine vertebrate zoology). Among the choices given, “inform” is clearly the best choice. “Prevent” and “defy” work in the opposite direction, while “use” and “replicate” would suggest that the authors’ ideas are drawing upon the teaching in this area rather than the other way around. “Inform” leads to a meaning that nicely matches the first half of the sentence.
Thus, the correct answer is inform (Choice D).
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Re: Just as the authors’ book on eels is [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2016, 02:16
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Re: Just as the authors’ book on eels is [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2019, 06:57
Why is C incorrect?
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Re: Just as the authors’ book on eels is [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2019, 06:58
How is D the right answer?
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Re: Just as the authors’ book on eels is [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2019, 07:27
soumya1989 wrote:
Just as the authors’ book on eels is often a key text for courses in marine vertebrate zoology, their ideas on animal development and phylogeny (i) __________teaching in this area.

A. prevent
B. defy
C. replicate
D. inform
E. use


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Re: Just as the authors’ book on eels is [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2019, 03:33
What is the meaning of "inform" in this context??
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The idiom "Just as..." suggest that a similar idea is being proposed in the same sentence. Therefore, if the author's book on eels is a key text in marine vertebrate in zoology, it must also be a key text in the domain of animal development and phylogeny. The word for the blank should be a synonym of "dominant" or "influential" as it will be a key text in this area too. The only word that performs that function is inform.

Here the word inform has a metaphorical meaning and it means to "influence" or "give an essential or formative principle or quality to".
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