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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 23: Reporters are ________________ to lending color and emotion to stories. Hence their temptation to _____________ to adjectives. But adjectives convert news into views.

  1. wont, resort
  2. accustomed, revert
  3. loath, recourse
  4. averse, turn

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

At the outset, we see that all four word options given for blank 1 fit in grammatically and make sense as well. Are reporters wont or accustomed to lending color and emotion to stories or are they loath/averse to doing this?

The rest of the text helps clarify this point. The second sentence tells us that they are tempted to use adjectives, and the third tells us that adjectives “convert news into views?. From this, we understand that adjectives add color to stories and that by using these, the reporter is not merely reporting, but expressing his opinions.

So, we narrow down the options for blank 1 to “wont? or “accustomed?, as it is clear from the rest of the text that reporters are not averse or loath to use adjectives.

Now, for blank 2, we have two options – resort and revert. Of the two, only ‘resort’ fits in the second blank, as it does not make sense to say reporters are tempted to ‘revert to’ or go back to using adjectives.

So the completed text will read: Reporters are wont to (i.e., in the habit of) lending color and emotion to stories. Hence their temptation to resort to (i.e., turn to) adjectives. But adjectives convert news into views.

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

Hence, the answer is A

Choice A is the correct answer.


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