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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 06:45
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Choice B gives an erroneous feeling that the critique is following Robert Boyle and Robert Boyle’s envisioning. Still more skeptics may say, ‘ his’ has no proper antecedent can mean either Boyles’ or Davy’s envisioning. It is safe to avoid it
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 06:58
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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


Nothing wrong with the original sentence. A for me.
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 07:41
A. the sentence after the comma has to modify “Essay on Heat and Light”. So the only options were A, B and C. To stay parallel with critique in the sentence, it needs a noun which "Vision" fits perfectly.

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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 14:49
Why does "critique" have to modify "Essay"? Can't it be:

"The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results..... critiquing...." ?
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 15:22
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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry davy presented the results of his early experiments in his "Eassay 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 ambigious pronoun, not sure if this referes to Boyle or Davy
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 the chemistring done since Robert Boyle as as his own envisioning of


Even the correct sentence contains ambiguity. Found can mean the present tense verb discover as well as being the past tense of find. The question I got via rss contains find as the last word, which completely changes the correct answer...
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 18:06
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2010, 01:26
B: "his" envisioning => ambiguous, Davy's or Bole's ?
C, D and E: parallelism problem

Answer A
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2010, 22:38
I think the underlined portion is being modified and not the person...
So i choose A over all other answers....
D E are totally wrong ....
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Re: The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2011, 22:36
I choose A,
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 05:51
mundasingh123 wrote:
sasen wrote:
A) a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
ROBERT BOYLE ISNOT A TIMEPERIOD THAT CAN BE USED TO COMPARE USING "SINCE"

B) a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
"FOLLOWING" BETTER CLARIFIES THE MEANING THAT SUCH A CRITIQUE WAS PROBABLY ALSO WRITTEN BY ROBERT BOYLE AND DAVY FOLLOWED THE SAME.
"VISION" AND "ENVISION" HAVE A DIFFERENCE(GOOGLE IT OUT).IM SURE,WE WILL
SEE THAT ENVISION IS A BETTER OPTION.
C,D,E ARE ALL JUNK
C) a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyke and envisioning as well
D) critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
E) critiquing akk the chemistring done since Robert Boyke as wekk as his own envisioning of

In B, what can 1 convey by saying "chemistry following a person"I find the idea a bit absurd .and envision is a verb i think.
Envisioning is a gerund .Can some 1 find his envisioning of something .Looking for opinions.


Concrete noun cannot be paralleled with simple gerund. "envisioning" is gerund and not prefer as "vision". A is correct.
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Re: The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 19:48
I have chosen A for this question:

A. This answer choice solves the parallelism issues - a critique and a vision are good. They have removed the word "his" so that this sentence is less ambiguous.

B. Parallelism issues are present here - a critique and envisioning are not parallel. Also, "his" is ambiguous because we are not sure whether it refers to Humphry Davy or Robert Boyle.

C. Parallelism issue again - a critique and envisioning.

D. Parallelism issue here - critiquing and a vision. Also, the use of "critiquing" to start the clause is very confusing because this modifier seems to modify the preceding clause, but this does not make any sense.

E. The verb-ing "critiquing" can either describe or present a result of the preceding clause. It definitely does neither, so the use of this modifier is incorrect. Also, "his" is ambiguous.
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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 17:07
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

SPOILER ALERT!

Without giving away the answer - i had narrowed it down to A & E (eliminated the rest b/c of parallelism).

My question is - what is the different between "Davy presented his essay, a critique..." vs. "Davy presented his essay, critiquing..." Can I choose an answer only based on these two things? There is a ton of ambiguity with E but my question still stands.

I used a semi-guess to choose A because I figured that "a critique" would modify the subject right before the comma and in this case, it was his essay. Is that poor reasoning?

Thanks!

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Re: The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 22:25
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Re: The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2014, 00:00
Just gor for Paralellism.
Its a Noun / Noun-Paralellism --> a critique, a vision

So probably A
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