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While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure of (i) ________, he had no right to (ii) _______ himself. Actually, it was his (iii) ________ that caused the debacle.




Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
(A) conference (D) berate (G) acrimony
(B) debate (E) congratulate (H) modesty
(C) dialogue (F) absolve (I) skill
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 10 May 2018, 08:07
Hey carcass/ Sandy
In this question why cant we have debate in Blank(i)
I justified myself that one can lose in a debate, causing debacle, However, not because of the failure of a dialogue
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 10 May 2018, 11:56
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itisSheldon wrote:
Hey carcass/ Sandy
In this question why cant we have debate in Blank(i)
I justified myself that one can lose in a debate, causing debacle, However, not because of the failure of a dialogue



A debate has no failure as a debate has no objective.

Dialogue can fail, negotiations can fail.


One cannot fail a football match or lose an exam.
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2018, 13:07
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itisSheldon wrote:
Hey carcass/ Sandy
In this question why cant we have debate in Blank(i)
I justified myself that one can lose in a debate, causing debacle, However, not because of the failure of a dialogue



A debate has no failure as a debate has no objective.

Dialogue can fail, negotiations can fail.


One cannot fail a football match or lose an exam.


Can't a conference fail if it has no attendees or very low turnout?
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2018, 14:58
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In this case, it is more a flop than a real fail.

Maybe the point addressed was good at the conference but we do not know because of zero participants.

But is not a fail per se
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2018, 18:41
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Mercychee wrote:
sandy wrote:
itisSheldon wrote:
Hey carcass/ Sandy
In this question why cant we have debate in Blank(i)
I justified myself that one can lose in a debate, causing debacle, However, not because of the failure of a dialogue



A debate has no failure as a debate has no objective.

Dialogue can fail, negotiations can fail.


One cannot fail a football match or lose an exam.


Can't a conference fail if it has no attendees or very low turnout?



No, you can not say that a conference has failed.
Conference cannot fail in itself, it can fail to deliver some objective...
say "responsibility for the failure of conference to deliver the desired result"

so 'in itself', it will be the dialogue that will fail
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2018, 18:16
I'm questioning the quality of the question because I believe that there is no solid answer for the third blank. Though in common sense it is the acrimony that made this debacle, either modesty or skill can be the reason for the failure as well depending on the characteristics of the dialogue. The quality of the first blank seems quite clever though.
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Re: While Tyrion refused any responsibility for the failure [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2018, 07:23
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You are right. However, not all the time the official material has a clear-cut among the answer choices.

Look this question https://greprepclub.com/forum/since-she ... html#p6323

B is very very close and tempting but is wrong. it has a strong argument.

But what you are saying makes sense.

@edit

looking at the middle part of the sentence

he had no right to (ii) absolve himself. Which means that he was guilty and for a very good reason

it was his (iii) ________ that caused the debacle.


His bitterness or ill feeling (acrimony) was the only reason for the failure.

Skill and modesty are clearly out of scope.

Often a dialogue fails because we are ill-prepared or too emotional. Often skills or modesty are not implied if not in small amount.


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