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Humphry Davy [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 03:14
The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” [u]a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a [/u]new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own
envisioning of[/b]
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 03:54
The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his
envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own
envisioning of[/b]

D & E - wrong
( critiquing rober doyle as well as his own vision.....--- which is wrong )

B & C - wrong
( uses envisioning )

My Answer -> A ( sounds correct + uses correct idiom (as well as )

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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 04:16
Is it correct to use " since Robert Boyle "

"Robert Boyle" is a noun.

We use since to represnt some time period.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 04:36
i am also a bit confused with that !!
But
B , C & D - do not use the correct idiom
Between A & E -
A is correct as preserves the meaning + uses correct idiom

( but uses "chemistry since Robert Doyle" ...which i think is a problem as robert doyle is not chemistry )

E correctly uses "chemistry done since Rober.." but changes the meaning of the sentence - ( critiquing chemistry done since rober doyle as well as his own vision )

So i go with A

!! We are trying to find the best answer ...not the correct answer !!
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 06:07
“Essay on Heat and Light,” should be followed by a critique, which best refers to the title of the book. Further 'critiquing' refers to the book, which sounds strange. So (D) and (E) are out.

(B) and (C) lack parallelism, sound awkward, wrong idiom

(A) '..a critique of X and a vision of Y...' is parallel and uses the correct idiom 'as well as'. Best answer!

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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 07:05
d & e r out..... for the reason stated above.....
b & c r awkward constructions......
my ans..... A
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 09:27
anothe A .
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Re: Humphry Davy [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 09:36
Balvinder wrote:
The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own
envisioning of[/b]


Isn't A a rn-on sentence. I see 2 independent clauses connected by a comma. Can someoneplease help me understand this?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 12:07
I say A
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Re: Humphry Davy [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 11:01
goalsnr wrote:
Balvinder wrote:
The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own
envisioning of[/b]


Isn't A a run-on sentence. I see 2 independent clauses connected by a comma. Can someoneplease help me understand this?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 02:12
i pic this question from sets.

Set 14 Question 16

the OA is B there.

i am confused as this question uses " since Robert Boyle"

i am confused with the use of since before a noun.

Can somebody put some light over it.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2007, 13:16
Balvinder wrote:
i pic this question from sets.

Set 14 Question 16

the OA is B there.

i am confused as this question uses " since Robert Boyle"

i am confused with the use of since before a noun.

Can somebody put some light over it.


“Essay on Heat and Light,” modifies a noun->"critque" is required.

->D,E are out.

A conjunction "and" is required to avoid a run-on sentence.
->A->out.

The work was a crique of X and Y
Therefore B
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 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2007, 21:24
B is darn wrong. Correct answer is (A) (update your set)
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