Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Jul 2014, 07:34

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2008
Posts: 23
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [1] , given: 0

Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 18:14
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

47% (02:19) correct 53% (00:28) wrong based on 8 sessions
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus


Could you please also explain your answer?
Thx :)
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 2501
Followers: 51

Kudos [?]: 482 [0], given: 19

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 18:35
yhc25 wrote:
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus


Could you please also explain your answer?
Thx :)


E. "reinforced" is a wrong verb in terms of tense. Why past tense?

In fact requires "present tense". So needs "reinforces" for the singular subject "Galileo's theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system".
_________________

Verbal: new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
Math: new-to-the-math-forum-please-read-this-first-77764.html
Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html


GT

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 117
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 02:19
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

in A and D, 'those' wrongly refers to 'theory'. C also contain an error - Copernicus'

Between B and E I'd choose B, because both Galileo and Copernicus lived in an old time, and one's theory reinforced that of another.
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1943
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 249 [0], given: 1

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 03:48
atletikos wrote:
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

in A and D, 'those' wrongly refers to 'theory'. C also contain an error - Copernicus'

Between B and E I'd choose B, because both Galileo and Copernicus lived in an old time, and one's theory reinforced that of another.


Me too,

E slightly distorts the way the meaning of the original
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 23 Nov 2008
Posts: 77
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 04:21
I would go with B as well.

'those' is incorrect, since we are referring to the {singular} theory, so A and D are out. C is akward, 'solar' used too many times. E distorts the meaning.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1436
Followers: 33

Kudos [?]: 209 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 17:58
E actually does not distort the meaning. It actually corrects the meaning.

GMAT throws some facts at us in a distorted shape and expects us to identify them. Unless I am egregiously mistaken, Ours is (NOT was) still a solar system.

E corrects that and makes a concise statement.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2005
Posts: 90
Location: Atlanta
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 20:07
I go with E as well,others just don't seem right. What's the OA?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2005
Posts: 571
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 11:27
pkmme wrote:
+1 E, whats the OA?


I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Dream big, work hard, and drink gallons of beer!
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT Date: 10-01-2011
WE: Web Development (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 33

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 11:32
Please post OA for this question. I think there is nothing wrong with C: apostrophe at the end in C is the correct choice as per Manhattan. I don't agree that E corrects the meaning although E is the most correct choice grammatically.
_________________

If I look absent-minded or insane, I am just living a dream of being successful. If you still wonder why I am like this, you have no idea how success tastes like!

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Dream big, work hard, and drink gallons of beer!
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT Date: 10-01-2011
WE: Web Development (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 33

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 11:35
sudhir18n wrote:
pkmme wrote:
+1 E, whats the OA?


I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .


I am actually concerned about the comma before "in which" in B. Otherwise B looked good as well.
_________________

If I look absent-minded or insane, I am just living a dream of being successful. If you still wonder why I am like this, you have no idea how success tastes like!

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2005
Posts: 571
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 11:41
sgupta0827 wrote:
sudhir18n wrote:
pkmme wrote:
+1 E, whats the OA?


I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .


I am actually concerned about the comma before "in which" in B. Otherwise B looked good as well.


Why do u think a "comma" in B is a problem?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 469
Location: Texas
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 20

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 13:07
i will go with B.

I think B is alright, there is no problem with comma. And if the clause in between comma is removed, sentence makes more sense..
Expert Post
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 252

Kudos [?]: 1420 [0], given: 245

Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 06:22
Expert's post
The focus of the text is to stress Galileo's theory that ours is a solar system. B brings out that emphasis correctly by placing it as the main function with the main verb ‘was’ and by relegating the explanatory revolving with a prepositional parenthesis, which is fairly dispensable to the main theme. The past tense is used here because, that finding was done sometime in the past and was a one time affair and not a perpetual occurrence

Tht said, doesn’t E subtly change the meaning? If the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system, where do they revolve outside our solar system?

Again doesn’t E without a comma after solar system, render that the sun in the solar system reinforces that of Copernicus? You do need a comma between ‘system and reinforces’ for the reinforcement to modify the theory
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Jan 2011
Posts: 88
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 23

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 11:11
Quote:
Tht said, doesn’t E subtly change the meaning? If the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system, where do they revolve outside our solar system?


There was misconception that sun revolved around the earth.

Quote:
Again doesn’t E without a comma after solar system, render that the sun in the solar system reinforces that of Copernicus? You do need a comma between ‘system and reinforces’ for the reinforcement to modify the theory


I do not think so.
Galileo's theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus.
Remove the relative clause and you get the simple sentence.
IMO E.
OA please.
_________________

Conquer the Hell and make it Haven. Brain is your hell and Success is your haven!

"Kudos" is significant part of GMAT prep. If you like it, you just click it :)

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1727
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 63

Kudos [?]: 249 [0], given: 109

GMAT Tests User
Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 13:13
IMO, B.

E modifies the original meaning. The theory appeared in the past and reinforeced Copernicu's in the past. Not now.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Student
Joined: 26 Aug 2013
Posts: 261
Location: France
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GPA: 3.44
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 397

Re: Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2013, 08:55
OA is B (Kaplan question)

Can somone explain to what "ours" refers to? Is not it wordy in our case?

Thanks
_________________

Think outside the box

Re: Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in   [#permalink] 17 Dec 2013, 08:55
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 If we are to expand the exploration of our solar system our temuchin 1 20 May 2014, 23:25
Astronomer: I have asserted that our solar system does not GetThisDone 0 26 Jul 2012, 11:21
Experts publish their posts in the topic Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system gsd85 24 07 Sep 2011, 21:08
In our solar system only one of the nine gmatavenue 13 13 Apr 2009, 08:29
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in AdrianG 13 11 Jan 2007, 06:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.