【邏輯覺得是 strikes 一直少於其他國家,之後 strikes 增加應該是對比 rarer 的數量暴增?】

Although strikes remain rarer in Britan than in many other European countries, and their econonmic impact is (i)_____ compared to the great upheavals of the 1970s and 1980s, their number has (ii)_____ after a few years of somewhat greater calm.

A. inconclusive

D. exploded

B. demoralizing

E. declined

C. negligible

F. revived


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題目Although strikes remain rarer in Britain已經說仍然相對少了,你當然就不會說strike 的數量explode (數量大爆炸變超級多)。回想上課說過的矛盾邏輯。

Although strikes remain rarer in Britain, their number has revived after a few years of calm=相對其他國家是少,但數量跟之前比是有復甦(較多一些)。

重點是把主要邏輯轉折抓出來。REMAIN RARER已經提示strikes 數量仍然是少的。