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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early
experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert
Boyle as well as a vision of a
new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own envisioning of

was taken from SET16. OA will follow.
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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early
experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert
Boyle as well as a vision of a
new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own envisioning of

was taken from SET16. OA will follow.


I think its A.

B: and also seems redundant
C: redundant
D: redundant
E: this sounds very awkward.
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no more takers? OA will be posted soon don't worry :-D
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OK all, my answer was A too. but the OA is B. any thoughts?

- Perhaps the "OA" is wrong since I don't know the source of the SET.

B sounds wrong becuase

- "his" could refer to Boyle and not to Humphry.
- Critique and his envisioning are not ||
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GGUY wrote:
OK all, my answer was A too. but the OA is B. any thoughts?

- Perhaps the "OA" is wrong since I don't know the source of the SET.

B sounds wrong becuase

- "his" could refer to Boyle and not to Humphry.
- Critique and his envisioning are not ||


Even I got A.
But I think B may be right.
"as well as" becomes redundant with words like "both" and "all"

In both X as well as Y , "as well as" is redundant.

And critique and envisioning , both are used as noun. So its parallel.
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Sentence has following issues:
1. Modifier and Parallelism issue
The correct answer will address this issue by: a critique of … and a vision of
Or a critique of … as well as a vision of

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a [hold it]
B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a [Not parallel – a critique and also his vision – eliminate it]
C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well [Not parallel – a critique and envisioning – eliminate it]
D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of [Not parallel – critiquing and also a vision – eliminate it]
E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own envisioning of [Not parallel – critiquing and as well as his own – eliminate it]

Answer: A
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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early
experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert
Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. Correct
B. "a critique..." and "and also his envisioning" not parallel
C. "a critique" and "and envisioning" not parallel
D. "critiquing" and "and also a vision of" not parallel
E. "critiquing" and "as well as his own envisioning of" not parallel

I pick A.
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