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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
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 15:30
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

IMO it is A

D, E out for the use of incorrect modifiers
B is out, cause his might refer to Robert Boyle or Humphry Davy
C is out because of incorrect idiom 'as well as'
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 15:34
IMO A

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.

D and E are out due to modifier issue. The modifier after "essays on......." has to modify "essays on ...."

Among A, B, and C

A is the most paraller " a critique" and "a vision"

B & C. has "a critique" and "envisioning" not parallel

What is th OA
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 16:23
Can you explain why "critiquing ..." is an inappropriate modifier while "a critique..." is correct?
This sounds right to me but I am fuzzy on the grammatical rule behind it.
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 17:30
fwl200 wrote:
Can you explain why "critiquing ..." is an inappropriate modifier while "a critique..." is correct?
This sounds right to me but I am fuzzy on the grammatical rule behind it.


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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


I also choose A, "a critique..." ..."a visiion..." modifies the noun "Essay on Heat and Light"."citiquing.." can not modify that noun.
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Can you explain why "critiquing ..." is an inappropriate modifier while "a critique..." is correct?
This sounds right to me but I am fuzzy on the grammatical rule behind it.



Here's how I thought about it:
In the way the question stem is written, the underlined portion belongs to an appositive which describes the essay. If you wanted to use "critiquing", you would be describing the author instead. If you wanted to go that way, you would need the rest of the sentence to be parallel. The answer choices that start with "critiquing" are not parallel--you would need another verb performed by the author that ends in -ing. (Why choice D is wrong). (I think choice E is wrong because the author wouldn't be critiquing his own vision)
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 18:43
rpmodi wrote:
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


After “Essay on Heat and Light,” we need a modifier which describes the essay/paper/book..whatever it is.

D,E->OUT
in B his has no clear referent.

C- awakward construction -envisioning as well ->OUT

A wins
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Re: SC:Brutal [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 19:25
Thanks guys , I chose A too but OA in gmatter was B so wanted to know more opinions .
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