Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Cecily is worried that, with all the recent innovations in computing, her five-year-old laptop and its software will soon be ——-.

(A) redundant
(B) obsolete
(C) unnecessary
(D) renewable
(E) valuable

Explanation

Choice (B) is correct. The nearest wrong answer is (A). If you look at the logical signposts, it shows a “cause-effect” relationship in the sentence. Cecily is worried about what – that innovations will ensure her old computer is no longer useful.

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