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538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 01:53
538.Not since Galileo suffered the “scurvy humor” of the Inquisition has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue a theory.

(A) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(B) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(C) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(D) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(E) has a religious organization so effectively curbed whether a major scientist had the ability that he could be pursuing

Guys, pls help me recognize this sentence! Can not fingure out!" Not since ..."
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 07:17
First of all "Did" suits here better than "has", so correct answer choice can be B or D (Note the 2:3 split).

Out of B and D, D is concise and GMAT prefers such style. B is un-necessarily saying "ability of a major scientist that he could pursue" while D is saying "ability of a major scientist to pursue".

So Answer D.
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 07:49
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D for me also
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 08:49
i went for c...afreed it should be ability to...but confused whether should be did or has?plz clear it....whats the oa?
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 11:11
I went straight for "has" and picked C, the most clear and consise answer. What is the OA?
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 13:05
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C, just rephrase:

Not since Galileo suffered the “scurvy humor” of the Inquisition has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue a theory.

to:

A religious organization has not, since galileo suffered the scurvy humor of inquisition, so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist to pursue
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Re: 538 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 19:08
zhenmaster wrote:
C, just rephrase:

Not since Galileo suffered the “scurvy humor” of the Inquisition has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue a theory.

to:

A religious organization has not, since galileo suffered the scurvy humor of inquisition, so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist to pursue


OA is C
I like your rephrase, guy! I also note this tech. but sitting in the test, all the tech. gone out of my head. Poor! :lol:


abhijit_sen wrote:
First of all "Did" suits here better than "has", so correct answer choice can be B or D (Note the 2:3 split).


Hi abhijit_sen,
Could you pls share with me the link of getting this note? I spent time searching it, but not found!
Thank you!
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