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

It is currently 11 Jul 2014, 22:01

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

Some historians of science

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

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

Some historians of science [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 04:04
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Hi All,

Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of

(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of

(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of

(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through

(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from

Please tell me the correct answer with reason!

With thanks,.
Roshan
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2008
Posts: 150
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Re: Some historians of science [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 04:30
roshangupta wrote:
Hi All,

Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of

(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of

(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of

(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through

(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from

Please tell me the correct answer with reason!

With thanks,.
Roshan


Answer is C. Correct idiom is not so much X as Y.
Also X & Y should be parallel. This helps in picking C rather than B.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 154
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Some historians of science [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 06:40
Why C?
I would think "as much" would go with "as". To me, "so much" is another form of "that much". If you make this substitution in the sentence, D does not sound wrong. Use of "because" twice does not seem appropriate either.
I would say, D.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1436
Followers: 33

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Some historians of science [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 07:10
D is definitely wrong because it changes meaning by using through

I was not aware of the idiom not so much X as Y

I ended up choosing A based on not X but Y.

Looks like I got it wrong.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 997
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: Some historians of science [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 14:06
I couldn't figure what was what because the question wasn't underlined :cry:

I eventually did, but I already blew my minute. :rocket lol
Re: Some historians of science   [#permalink] 25 Sep 2008, 14:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Some historians of science have argued that science moves Mishari 3 10 Jun 2007, 13:54
Some historians of science have argued that science moves Zimmer 3 11 Mar 2007, 05:33
Some historians of science have argued that science moves arjsingh1976 3 24 Nov 2006, 11:32
Some historians of science have argued that science moves HIMALAYA 8 01 Jun 2005, 19:53
Some historians of science have argued that science moves prasad_bgv 4 05 Jan 2005, 07:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Some historians of science

  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®.