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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: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 21:39
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I would like to go with A

The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry davy ......................................................, a critique


Humphry davy is the Subject so critiquing can not come, eliminated D&E


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 this actually changes the meaning
C) a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyke and envisioning as well not parallel

please correct me if im wrong
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 09:39
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
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 09:56
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


Although I wouldn't personally say "since Robert Boyle", I believe that the usage is techinially correct.

The problem with (B) is "and also" which is both awkward and redundant.

I would go with (A).

What is the OA?
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 06:38
'A' ......... wats the answer??
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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 His is ambiguous
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


Here second part is modifying "Essay"

Parallel construction a critic of as well as a vision of

I pick A
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 09:32
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 23:24
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Can we have the OA.....mrsmarthi???????????
What's the point of posting a question if u can not post the OA.... or are u looking for participants requesting u to post it....
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 05:12
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guys just want to check if iam right my ans is A
the underlined part is a modifier for the book,thus it must be an adjective(a critique of...)whereas the opt d and e use critiqing which is a verb form and must modify humpry davy and not his book(as davy is critiqing through the book)
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Re: A critique of all chemistry [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 05:25
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.
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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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