Focus or Attach? That is the question.





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By Afterburner (Afterburner) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 09:35 pm: Edit

In context:

"Being called a muckraker, which I did not like, helped fix my resolution to have done for good and all with the subject that had brought it on me."

This isn't exact, but close enough.

The question:

In context, the word "fix" most nearly means:

The relevant choices are focus and attach.

NO flaming, please.

I choose attach.

Fairy chooses focus.

By Hertish (Hertish) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 10:35 pm: Edit

chose focus

By Impatheticiknow (Impatheticiknow) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 10:38 pm: Edit

I choose focus too.

By Perry2006 (Perry2006) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 10:44 pm: Edit

obviously it's focus...

Attach v.
To fasten, secure, or join.
To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part

To join, to secure, to attach ur *resolution*?

To focus your mind (resolution) on something else makes much more sense to me...

I didn't take today's psat and i never achieved a 700+ in the verbal, but i know for sure that this one is "to focus" ur resolution on something.

I think fairy was right on this one...

By Neona (Neona) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 10:44 pm: Edit

Attach doesn't make sense in that context.

By Justice (Justice) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 11:09 pm: Edit

I'm sorry but the word attach makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in that context. I don't understand how you decided to choose that word.

By Catfish011 (Catfish011) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 12:48 am: Edit

focus, and i believe it is pretty much unanimous on this one

By Afterburner (Afterburner) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 11:25 am: Edit

Hey, take out the extra stuff and look:

"Being called a muckraker fixed my resolution with the subject that had brought it on me."

Focus doesn't make much sense. Attach, yeah, because you are attaching your resolution to your subject and linking them together.

I really don't care though.

By Savoirfaire87 (Savoirfaire87) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 03:31 pm: Edit

focus

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 04:17 pm: Edit

I am glad you do not care, Afterburner.

By Xitammarg (Xitammarg) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 06:34 pm: Edit

It's focus; you took out the wrong part of the sentence to arrive at attach. If you're going to remove a phrase from the sentence, the phrase should be "to have done for good and all with the subject that had brought it on me."

In other words, just "Being called a muckraker, which I did not like, helped fix my resolution."

The hang-up here, I think, is that the verbal phrase "to have done with" is interrupted by the phrase "for good and all," which can be confusing and make you lose your way in the sentence.

Also, for what it's worth, you can focus your resolution, but you can't attach it. (The only way to attach a resolution is when the resolution is a written document, and you're attaching it to another document.)

The answer to a question like this always has to fit back in the original sentence exactly.

Mike

By Afterburner (Afterburner) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 07:08 pm: Edit

Xiggi, what is that supposed to mean?

Mike, thank you very much, I finally understand. Sigh, another wrong verbal.


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