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What is a "neutral prize"? This sample is from the novel The Shining: It was possible to graduate from passive to active, to take the thing that had once driven you nearly to madness as a neutral prize of no more than occasional academic interest. What is a "neutral prize"? Besides, how do you interpret this sentence? Thank you.This part "a neutral prize of no more than occasional academic interest" confusing me the most.
Oct 10, 2016 2:50 PM
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I think it means that the prize neither has positive nor negative value to the recipient. It also implies that the value of the prize may be minor in educational circles, but outside education it has little value.
October 10, 2016
Chino Alpha
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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