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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
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New post 10 Aug 2008, 08:21
This one is indeed a tough SC.. I will approach like this..
As the sentence starts with not since, the verb should be present participle ( so B and D are gone )..
Now the sentence needs a proper verb and option C is missing that ( to pursue )and E looks awkward with
"he could be pursuing" ..
So, IMO A . Please let us know the OA.
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do we have to rearrange the sentence ,im confused of how to go for these questions ?explanations and detailed approach welcomed

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


IMO C)

We need perfect tense so B) and D) goes.

ability to is right idiom so C) remains
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do we have to rearrange the sentence ,im confused of how to go for these questions ?explanations and detailed approach welcomed

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


IMO C)

We need perfect tense so B) and D) goes.

ability to is right idiom so C) remains


OA is C
but can someone shed light on why present perfect needs to be used with not since,suggest some example of this form.
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spriya wrote:
do we have to rearrange the sentence ,im confused of how to go for these questions ?explanations and detailed approach welcomed

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


IMO C)

We need perfect tense so B) and D) goes.

ability to is right idiom so C) remains


OA is C
but can someone shed light on why present perfect needs to be used with not since,suggest some example of this form.


You need perfect tense because action is still continuing since an event

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I am not clear about the sentence structure, but here is my trial:

(E) is out because “the ability that he could” is redundant

The correct idiom is “ so effectively curbed that” instead of “so effectively curbed to”, so (C) and (D) are out

Between (A) and (B):

Because of the word “since”, present perfect tense is preferred. My ans is (A)
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New post 11 Aug 2008, 03:09
My take on this
firstly has wins against did because an action took place in past and the current is taking place after that so we need present perfect tense. Narrows down our choice to ACE. E has whether and had the ability that he could be pursuing definitely wordy.
the choice is between so that or so to
although so to is not an idiom we have seen but i think in this case its is "so adj/adv as to" kind of idiom but we don t have an as. Moreover A unneccesarily uses could pursue.
Hence C
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