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Crack of the whip #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 12, 2004 18:46 pm   Crack of the whip
 

Test No. incompl/advan-65 "What a Cracker", question 1

He always believed in giving his children the same opportunities in life so that each one would have a fair crack of the ..........

(a) strike
(b) blow
(c) hit
(d) whip

Test No. incompl/advan-65 "What a Cracker", answer 1

He always believed in giving his children the same opportunities in life so that each one would have a fair crack of the whip.

Correct answer: (d) whip

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A fair crack of the whip #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 12, 2004 22:28 pm   A fair crack of the whip
 

A fair crack of the whip means an equal opportunity.

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Crack of the whip #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 08, 2006 17:03 pm   Crack of the whip
 

But there is a phrase "the same opportunity" in this sentence already. Won't it be battology (tautology) to use "fair crack of the whip" / "equal opportunity" in the same context?
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Crack of the whip #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 08, 2006 17:16 pm   Crack of the whip
 

Hi Vitaly,

Wherever possible I have tried in my tests to indicate elsewhere in a sentence what the missing words or word might mean so that it is of help to a user.

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