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QOTD #4 While the colonists would eventually

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QOTD #4 While the colonists would eventually [#permalink] New post 11 May 2016, 01:44
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While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, they were in for a long, difficult winter, and the main challenge was to _________ their existing resources.

sell

peddle

steward

upend

husband

procure

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Re: QOTD - While the colonists would eventually push westward, [#permalink] New post 11 May 2016, 21:18
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Is the answer "husband"?
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Re: QOTD - While the colonists would eventually push westward, [#permalink] New post 12 May 2016, 02:15
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Dear Smitha,

as a general rule for Sentence Equivalence you must choose 2 answer choices that give you in the blank the same meaning

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The “While” indicates that the second part of the sentence will contrast with pushing forward— due to the approaching winter, the colonists need to stay put and conserve what they have. Only “steward” and “husband” mean this. “Sell” and “peddle” don’t work because there’s nothing in the sentence to indicate that they need to sell or buy anything. (And why would you sell your resources when a hard winter is coming?) “Procure,” which means get or acquire, doesn’t work because the sentence references their “existing resources.” “Upend” also doesn’t work because of its meaning; the colonists do not need to stand their resources on end!

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Re: QOTD - While the colonists would eventually push westward, [#permalink] New post 14 May 2016, 22:06
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The blank requires intelligent use of resources. The answer I guess should be 'husband' and 'steward'.
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