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Re: SC: GMATPrep (Verb tense) [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 15:30
I think A sounds the best here. The answer choices all seem a bit awkward.
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Re: SC: GMATPrep (Verb tense) [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 17:43
Any explanations or thoughts from anyone would be really helpful.

OA is A.
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Re: SC: GMATPrep (Verb tense) [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 19:57
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

(A) Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
(B) Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made, he
(C) Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
(D) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
(E) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he


A. sequence of tense.


Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

1. "Galileo did not invent the telescope" is an independent clause.
2. "but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made" is a dependent clause.
3. "he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses" is an independent clause.

Sequense of events: "such an optical instrument had been made" occured before "Galileo did not invent the telescope" and "he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses". so

1. "Galileo did not invent the telescope" is in past perfect tense.
2. "but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made" is in simple past tense.
3. "he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses" is in simple past tense.

so choices other than A violets these rules and are incorrect....
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 07:25
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
instrument had been made, he
quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and
spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an
optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that
such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such
an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, 1609, of
such an optical instrument being made, he
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Re: SC:Galileo [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 08:15
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
instrument had been made, he
quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and
spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an
optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that
such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such
an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, 1609, of
such an optical instrument being made, he


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Re: SC:Galileo [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 06:06
Make sure to check out the excellent explanation from GMAT TIGER on this question. Gives you basic framework on how to look at these verbe tense type questions...

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116. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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Re: SC.Prep. Galileo [#permalink] New post 22 May 2008, 01:41
A

A uses correctly the past simple and the past perfect strucure.
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Re: SC.Prep. Galileo [#permalink] New post 23 May 2008, 12:45
Use of 'even though' may be excessive in D. Yeah agree with zoltan on A.
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Re: SC.Prep. Galileo [#permalink] New post 23 May 2008, 17:56
Yeah, A is OA and OA is A :lol:
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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Re: SC: Galileo's Telescope [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 14:36
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he


I would go with A.

A: Correct
B: wrong use of verb tenses -- had not invented implies that he will invent the telescope in the future
C: Galileo, on hearing that such an optical instrument had been made, he -- totally wrong
D: missing "he" at the end
E: "even though" and "but" are redundant
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Re: SC: Galileo's Telescope [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 20:13
abhijit_sen wrote:
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he


B, D -- are out.. "he" is missing before "quicklly"
C -- Galileo,...,he .. he is redundant
E. eventhough .. but --> redundant and "being made" --> wrong

A -- looks better.

Galileo didn't invednted (pastense),... optical instrument had been made.(past perfect -- passive voice.)

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Re: SC: Galileo's Telescope [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 20:31
abhijit_sen wrote:
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he


To be frank i found it tough :(

Did not invent should be correct since invention is one time event
had not invnted deviates us thinkin he had not invented but can invent later .So eliminate B,C
NOw remains A,D,E :
E is eliminated since even though... but usage is not suggested
D is eliminated since HE is missing here statement apopears incomplete
A is perfect => IMO A
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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Re: SC: Galileo [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 20:56
stuck between A and D
does "Even though" change the meaning? D kind of sounds illogical
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Re: SC: Galileo [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 21:40
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he

Answer must be A.

Correct useage of tenses, right placement of but.
In GMAT, not always but most of the times, you can eliminate choices with 'having' & 'being'.
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Re: SC: Galileo [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 09:23
A

B - having
C - redundant
D - missing "he"
E - being

Btw, found this : 11-p499158?t=67872&hilit=Galileo#p499158
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Re: SC: Galileo [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 19:38
Thanks for the nice disscussion. OA is A
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SC: Style [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2010, 12:06
Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following sentence:

Q: Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he

thanks in advance
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