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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 24: The argument by the Finance Minister that high inflation is the necessary price for high economic growth is clearly _____________. ______________China has been growing at close to double-digit rates for more than a decade, inflation has been either low or falling through most of these years.

  1. ingenious, while
  2. ingenuous, after all
  3. dissentious, considering
  4. disingenuous, though

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Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

China has had low inflation despite high growth rates. So the argument by the FM that high inflation is the price to be paid for high economic growth is disingenuous, i.e. misrepresented/not honest. Dissentious (contentious) is also a possibility. Clearly, ingenious(clever) does not fit and ingenuous (i.e. child-like/naive) seems unlikely, as the statement is made by the Finance Minister, who is expected to know this information.

For the second blank, the only choices that fit grammatically are 'while' and 'though'.

'After all' has to be followed by a comma, but there is no comma in the sentence given.

'Considering' has to be followed by what you have to consider. “Considering the fact that...” is possible, as is “considering China's low inflation despite high growth rates...”. But in the given sentence construct, 'considering' is grammatically incorrect.

So the correct word pair is option (d) disingenuous, though

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

Hence, the answer is D

Choice D is the correct answer.

 


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