12th Grade English
posted by Leanna .
We have to find the synonym of the word in bold. I have a few choices but I'm stuck between two..
The words in bold are incumbent upon
the phrase reads:
incumbent upon all officials
Deciding to choose between
a) the duty of
b) the term of office of
I'm not sure I understand, but here goes.
To find synonyms or antonyms for words, use a thesaurus. Here's a good one:
Why are you trying to decide between the two phrases? They don't mean the same as each other. What is it you are trying to say?
ok here's what my workbook says
Circle the letter of the best synonym for the word(s) in bold-faced type.
INCUMBENT UPON all officials (incumbent upon is bold-faced..
these are the options
a) the parameters of
b) the duty of
c) the term of office of
d) the puissance of
e) the demagoguery of
i narrowed it down to B and C
The best answer is B.
An office holder is considered the incumbent. But it's incumbent on them to do their duties.
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