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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiemnts in his â€œEssay on Heat and Lightâ€
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10 Jun 2006, 19:54
A. Nothing wrong with it where as rest choices are wrong.
B. is long and awackward expression.
C. use of "after" is wrong.
D. unparalled.
E. again not parallel.
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11 Jun 2006, 06:06
A is best with parallellism in descriptive form
B) lacks parallellism by switching gear to possessive form for "his envisioning"
C) lacks parallellism by switching from descriptive mood to transitive mode in second half. Moreover, the end of underlined portion is clumsily written
D) lacks of parallellism again
E) chemistry is taken as a whole and as a field, not as quantifiable amount by adding a definite article
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11 Jun 2006, 22:58
Will go with A.
"His" is redundant in B/E.
C - envisioned is awkward.
D - Critquing is wrong
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12 Jun 2006, 02:08
[quote="foolbox"]The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiemnts in his â€œEssay on Heat and Lightâ€
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12 Jun 2006, 02:35
b14kumar wrote:
But I don't understand the use of "since Robert Boyle".
Could somebody please explain it to me??

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It means all the studies on chemistry made after Robert Boyle.

Just like:

I have been working since March.

We have witnessed many writers since Thomas Hardy.
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12 Jun 2006, 02:50
selene wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
But I don't understand the use of "since Robert Boyle".
Could somebody please explain it to me??

Regards,
Brajesh

It means all the studies on chemistry made after Robert Boyle.

Just like:

I have been working since March.

We have witnessed many writers since Thomas Hardy.

Thanks Selene.

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12 Jun 2006, 03:52
Only A stands on ||'ism.
This question is only testing parallelism and all options other than A are not parallel.
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12 Jun 2006, 22:47
The last part of the question "....hoped to found" doesnt seem right.
However, (A) seems like a good answer compared to the rest although, "...as well as..." doesnt fit in perfectly.
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13 Jun 2006, 07:25
Looks like a modifier SC, so we need a noun to follow.

Wagering on (A)
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13 Jun 2006, 17:00
Straignt 'A'

The word critique is new to me. I am more familiar with critic. Hope they are the same...
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13 Jun 2006, 17:27
'a critique' is required as that should point to humphry's essay
B,C --> lacks parallelism

A is the best choice.
13 Jun 2006, 17:27
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