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The question is from CAT Text Completion. Text Completion for Verbal Ability for CAT. Text Completion questions often feature in the CAT. A couple of sentences with blanks are given, along with word options for each blank. You need to choose the right combination of words that make sense in the given context. Have a look at this question from Text Completion. Solve CAT Questions from Text Completion to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions that can help you gear for CAT Exam .

Question 18: Shakespeare’s tragedies may have drawn inspiration more from ancient Rome than Greece. Yet, in “Hamlet,? Polonius offers _____________advice: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.? Greece might have saved the Eurozone some grief had it followed Polonius' __________.

  1. fatuous, caution
  2. germane, council
  3. apposite, counsel
  4. opposite, consul

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

Blank (1)- Germane and apposite are the two contenders to fill in this blank describing Polonius’ advice. We rule out fatuous or foolish, as the paragraph declares that Greece might have saved the Eurozone some grief had it followed Polonius’ advice. ‘Opposite’ does not make sense in this blank.

Blank (2)- Council (an assembly of persons), counsel (advice), and consul (government representative in foreign country) sound similar, but are of course vastly different in meaning. The correct choice for this blank is counsel.

The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"

Hence, the answer is C

Choice C is the correct answer.


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