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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: SC0517 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2005, 08:43
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B and D are rulled out because they do not have he. in E, being is not acceptable, C has two hads..............

i also prefer A.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2005, 04:34
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OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2005, 21:09
A as well.

chunjuwu can you tell me souce of this question?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2005, 09:49
This source is from some of the Chinese websites.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2005, 15:54
The answer is A .
But for the qn what is wrong with two hads..
The invention is a one time activity and so past perfect tense shouldn't be used.
It should be ..he didn't invent..but not he had not invented(Its not continuing).
We are talking abt an instance of an event(invention), which didn't take place.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2005, 20:47
But if it happened even before something else in the past (hearing the news in this case), shouldn't past perfect be used? For example, "I had thought that he was wrong before he explained." Would it be wrong to say "He had already invented it when other people started to think about it"? If no, why would it be wrong to say "He had not invented when other people started to think about it"? Is it because it in fact did not happen, rather than "happened before something else in the past"?
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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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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 16:53
D and E don't keep the meaning of the sentence by using "Even though"- The same for C. Be is incorrect because the tense of the the first verb is not correct. I choose A.
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B. no reason to use past perfect tense.
C. redundant subject - Galileo and he
D. subject not present
E. 1609 is wrong. we need a preposition.
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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


E: "even though" together with " but" is redundant--> out
D: "even though" forms two related clauses, we can't find the subject for th 2nd clause in D--> out.
B: yup, the use of past perfect is unsuitable here-->out
C: every part is disorderly displaced---> out.
A it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 05:48
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2006, 10:07
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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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2006, 10:31
A for sure.

B and C out because of "had".

E is out because of "being".
There is no need of "Even though" in both D and E. "But" is doing the job fairly well.
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, bbut 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.
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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 01:45
The sentence looks correct as it is; for me anyway.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 02:48
I agree it should be A. I made a mistake the first time.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 06:34
OA is A.
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical insturment had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A)

B) Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical insturment having been made,

C) Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical insturment 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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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
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