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# More than five thousand years ago, Chinese scholars

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10. More than five thousand years ago, Chinese scholars accurately described the flow of blood as a contin­uous circle controlled by the heart, but it went unnoticed in the West.

(A) but it went

(B) but it was

(C) although it was

(D) but the discovery went

(E) although the discovery was
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14 Jul 2009, 03:31
"B" IMO

"Went" is not fitting in with an event.

"Although" is not a good construction.
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14 Jul 2009, 08:36
another D..discovery correctly describes the event..rather than 'it'..
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14 Jul 2009, 11:43
Another D.

In A, B & C, the 'it' is ambiguous. D is the best one.
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14 Jul 2009, 11:52
I choose D ... but E also makes sensible meaning for the whole sentence right? how you decide between D and E?
so 'but' is more contrasting that is why D??
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14 Jul 2009, 11:56
ugimba wrote:
I choose D ... but E also makes sensible meaning for the whole sentence right? how you decide between D and E?
so 'but' is more contrasting that is why D??

I eliminated E for the 'was', not the 'although'.
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14 Jul 2009, 12:17
Jivana wrote:
ugimba wrote:
I choose D ... but E also makes sensible meaning for the whole sentence right? how you decide between D and E?
so 'but' is more contrasting that is why D??

I eliminated E for the 'was', not the 'although'.

is 'was' wrong here? can you explain a bit?
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14 Jul 2009, 12:31
If the word following the underlined section was 'unknown' instead of 'unnoticed' 'was' would have been fine. However, the use of 'was' implies that the discovery was a known fact just not known in the west.

Now, when one is using the word, 'discovery' the implication is that some thing was unknown till a certain point in time -- when it was discovered, it came to be known as the truth.

I hope this helps. Apologies it this is confusing.
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14 Jul 2009, 12:44
Jivana wrote:
the use of 'was' implies that the discovery was a known fact just not known in the west.
Now, when one is using the word, 'discovery' the implication is that some thing was unknown till a certain point in time -- when it was discovered, it came to be known as the truth.

I think that is where I am confused .. I thought "that the discovery was a known fact just not known in the west" hmm... . it makes sense. .. thanks.

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I hope this helps. Apologies it this is confusing.

you are very formal ..
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14 Jul 2009, 14:43
Another D.

went unnoticed makes more sense.
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14 Jul 2009, 17:05
D is the best.
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14 Jul 2009, 20:33
Jivana wrote:
If the word following the underlined section was 'unknown' instead of 'unnoticed' 'was' would have been fine. However, the use of 'was' implies that the discovery was a known fact just not known in the west.

Now, when one is using the word, 'discovery' the implication is that some thing was unknown till a certain point in time -- when it was discovered, it came to be known as the truth.

I hope this helps. Apologies it this is confusing.

Can you please elaborate more on it? I also went for D as 'was' is wrong, but still can't justify it completely.
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16 Jul 2009, 06:16
D wins.. I also second the fact that "discovery" needs to be stated to make the sentence more clear.
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16 Jul 2009, 15:22
I am with B.

My point is: How do you know that what the Chinese scholars have done is actually a discovery? I think D distorts the meaning.
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16 Jul 2009, 19:56
Here reference of it is ambiguous....
although is inappropriate... hence only D can be used....
Plz share OA & OE
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10. More than five thousand years ago, Chinese scholars accurately described the flow of blood as a contin­uous circle controlled by the heart, but it went unnoticed in the West.

(A) but it went

(B) but it was

(C) although it was

(D) but the discovery went

(E) although the discovery was
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18 Jul 2009, 22:39
OA is D.
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20 Jul 2009, 02:44
Thanks for posting the OA hasham222
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29 Oct 2009, 17:46
one for D

E although seems to be inappropriate here because it is used to express positive outcome in the face of negative quality
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30 Oct 2009, 01:01
yes, my vote on D too. Discovery needs to be stated to make the sentence clear.
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04 Nov 2009, 00:35
smtripathi wrote:
ashishd wrote:
10. More than five thousand years ago, Chinese scholars accurately described the flow of blood as a contin­uous circle controlled by the heart, but it went unnoticed in the West.

(A) but it went

(B) but it was

(C) although it was

(D) but the discovery went

(E) although the discovery was

A,B,C are wrong , since it can't replace the whole phrase/thought.E is wrong, since 'although' does not complete the thought logically.

D it is.

thanks ! +1 for you
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