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Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
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14 Jan 2008, 14:56
Should be A

Eliminate B,C,D because we need 'of' at the end. Eliminate A because proper idiom is 'theory that...', not 'theory of...'
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14 Jan 2008, 15:16
I went with E because of the "theory of" evolution
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14 Jan 2008, 15:25
I believe the correct idiom is "theory that" so I go with A as well.

I think "theory of" only works when you are referring to a specific theory (i.e. Relativity, Evolution, etc.) This example appears to refer to a generic theory and "that" tells the reader what the theory is.
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14 Jan 2008, 18:02
JCLEONES wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

A it is
I believe "theory that" is much better than "theory of"
And "lies at the center ..." is much clearer than " lies at the MW's center"
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15 Jan 2008, 02:53
A: theory that "black hole lies at the center...." - sounds ok
E: theory of "black hole" - that lies... - sounds awkward
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15 Jan 2008, 03:33
another A for me, imo

Additionally we need the "at the center of" construction and not the possesive form ('s) because otherwise the ellipsis would not be correct, right?

Please correct if I am mistaken
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15 Jan 2008, 07:30
The OA is A. Thanks for the discussions. Don't forget to check the kudo if you found my threat interesting.

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