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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 an
(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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07 Apr 2009, 13:10
should be A

E , imo, distorts the meaning.
The "theory" itself is that " a black hole lies at the center of ...."
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08 Apr 2009, 20:21
OA is A.
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Hi mates,

although the OA has already said, let me post my explanation

the key point is //ism: "the balck hole lies at the center of the --- and of ----"

The other possibility could be E, but this answer changes the meaning if the sentence

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13 Apr 2009, 06:50
Whats wrong with the B? Remember not every answer in the SETs is correct. I would believe in the OA, if anyone explains why not B.
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13 Apr 2009, 08:13
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Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.
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15 Apr 2009, 07:44
dwivedys wrote:
Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.

Appreciated your response buddy. But I guess, is that what sentence is trying to communicate..
at the center of the milkyway and of the center of many other galaxies.. then it that case, later part of the sentence(non-underlined portion) needs changes..Honestly this questions looks to me weired or incorrect.
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15 Apr 2009, 07:51
marshpa wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.

Appreciated your response buddy. But I guess, is that what sentence is trying to communicate..
at the center of the milkyway and of the center of many other galaxies.. then it that case, later part of the sentence(non-underlined portion) needs changes..Honestly this questions looks to me weired or incorrect.

Agree with you that question is weird but B is def not correct.

B violates parallelism and gives entirely different meaning.

When I use B I get feeling that sentence is talking about 2 theories one about black hole and other abt galaxies.
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16 Apr 2009, 22:31
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
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IMO A

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 --> most precise in meaning: a black hole lying at the center of milky way and at the center of many of 100 billions other galaxies, is estimated ... and that clause is correctly used to modify for the theory
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and -->not clear as (A) because black holes is not clearly stated where it is lying in 100 billions other galaxies
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s
center an --> there is is awkward and also, same error as (B)
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and --> of a is not precise as the use of that clause and same error as (B)
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way
and of --> same error as (D)
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20 Apr 2009, 10:09
Agree with A. though initially picked E
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30 Apr 2010, 04:09
How can a black hole be at the center of all the galaxies?

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30 Apr 2010, 07:07
i picked (E) too.....

what is the correct idiom..."theory that a" or "theory of a" ?
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02 May 2010, 20:24
A is the correct one because resent findings support two thing:

- support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way
and
- support to the theory of many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the universe.

So i think A is wright but i could be wrong
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03 Sep 2010, 10:33
could anybody clarify between A and B?
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04 May 2011, 06:47
@Noboru,

(B) that a black hole lies at the Milky Way's center and - Milky Way's center is not good, center of Milky Way is better.

Also, only (A) suggests that black hole lies at the center of Milky Way and at the center of other galaxies, while in case of (B), substituting the expression in sentence makes the whole sentence awkward.

Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the Milky Way's center and many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the universe.
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04 May 2011, 09:23
I eliminated B (C and D on same lines) based on

"Milky Way's center and many other galaxies"

And is comparing center with galaxy and so is wrong.

noboru wrote:
could anybody clarify between A and B?
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04 May 2011, 16:03
Economist 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 an
(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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Nice question!
(D) and (E) are wrong because "...that of a black hole lies.." is wrong. The one being paralleled with OF is "at the center OF the milky way and OF many other galaxies"

(C) could be eliminated together with (B) because of it's usage of Milky Way's center... which is not parallel with that of the many 100 billion galaxies... ALSO, black hole IS LYING denotes happening right now... THe more appropriate verb tense is ETERNAL STATES which is SIMPLE PRESENT lies

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04 May 2011, 20:41
I also got A. Just sounded best, wish I had a more concrete explanation
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Economist 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 an
(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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Milky Way is one of the galaxies I suppose (though not sure )

So in my opinion author wants to say:

Recent findings lend strong support to the theory

that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and

[same black hole lies at center]of many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the universe.

which can be written using option A. So thats why answer is A. But not a very good question
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