Here comes a GRE question,
The reclusive clergyman may have lived and died in melancholy, but this doesn’t seem to have hampered his genius in any way. On the contrary, we find ourselves wondering whether his genius wasn’t (ii)_____ in some mysterious way by his mood.
Why is the ii "served"? I mean that if the ii blank is "served", the sentence must look like bellow to be logically reasonable.
On the contrary, we find ourselves wondering whether his genius was served in some mysterious way by his mood.
*it's supposed to be "was" instead of "wasn't" here.*
Thank you for your help~