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kimmylouiekimmylouie Registered User Posts: 1,451 Senior Member
edited February 2013 in SAT Preparation
Help. Whenever I stumble across a diction problem on the writing section, I always get it wrong!

ex: indecisive... indefinite.

I just feel both adjectives can work
Post edited by kimmylouie on

Replies to: Diction.

  • tomatox1tomatox1 Registered User Posts: 911 Member
    people and events are indecisive. time periods are indefinite.
  • fogcityfogcity Registered User Posts: 3,228 Senior Member
    I can't think of an example of an "indecisive event". I don't expect that anyone would say "an indecisive birthday party" ... perhaps "an unscheduled party" or a "likely meeting on Tuesday" etc.

    But of course people and other living creatures can be indecisive.
  • tomatox1tomatox1 Registered User Posts: 911 Member
    ^"The generals fought an indecisive battle"
    "The indecisive game did not decide a clear winner between the two rival teams"

    To correct my earlier statement, I think "indefinite" can refer to amounts or numbers of something: eg. "I have an indefinite amount of swag"
  • fogcityfogcity Registered User Posts: 3,228 Senior Member
    You're right "indecisive" (meaning inconclusive) can indeed refer to certain events -- such as battles and contests. I wasn't thinking broadly enough.
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