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Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because he wrote down Socrates’s ____________ conversations. It is through Plato’s record of these dialogues that Socrates’s teachings have survived and continue to enlighten seekers of wisdom.

❑ inspiring

❑ edifying

❑ tedious

❑ grating

❑ rousing

❑ didactic
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The blink is relate to teaching;therefore, didactic(F) and edifying(B) are the answers.
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 25 May 2018, 03:11
but didactic has a bad ca-notation but it matches with edifying.
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 14:48
Edifying and didactic
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2018, 09:03
why is it not edifying and inspiring?
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Can someone explain the reasoning behind the answer choice 'didactic'? I believe it has a slight negative connotation.
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Why can't the answer be inspiring and edifying?
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"..Plato’s record of these dialogues that Socrates’s teachings " - Dialogue & teachings are the key terms. Both Didactic & Edifying means instructive. Inspiring is not be right word in this context.

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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2019, 05:05
edifying and didactic
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2020, 08:10
AnnJoseph wrote:
Can someone explain the reasoning behind the answer choice 'didactic'? I believe it has a slight negative connotation.

The actual meaning of didactic is being instructive with a moral sense to it, in a way educating someone. Although 'inspiring' is a close option, it's actually a beautiful trap, since inspiring doesn't necessarily mean to 'educate' which fits perfect with edifying.
Hope this helps
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2020, 02:59
First make pairs -

Inspiring & rousing (exciting)
Edifying & Didactic (educational)
Tedius & grating (irritating)

Since the sentence is about teaching, the second pair is the answer.
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Re: Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2020, 09:02
Didactic is in itself closely related to teaching and thats why I selected F,
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