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Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a
composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus,
and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.


(A) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than
a composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus,
and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.

(B) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a
composition, repeating work by scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus, who clarified earlier proofs and corrected weak ones.

(C) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more compilation than
composition that repeats the work of Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus,
accomplished by clarifying and correcting earlier and weak proofs.

(D) Euclid's Elements, contrary to common belief, is more a compilation than a
composition; repeating the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus; it often clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones.

(E) Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; contrary to
common belief, the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus are repeated by it, which clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones.



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We are told 3 things about Euclid's Elements ( Single entity as is used in all answers )

2 main action
- It is more a compilation than a composition ( common belief was that is composition )
- It repeats the work of scholars such as E,P,and T

simultaneous, but lower-priority, action which goes back to subject
- clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones

A) Seems fine . Lets move on

B )Tempting but changes the meaning of the sentence .
In original choice Euclid's Elements was clarifying proofs but in choice B , Scholars are clarifying proofs .

C ) usage of that is incorrect . It seems now that it is composition doing the action rather than Euclid's Elements
composition that repeats the work of Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus

D ) After semicolon there should be a clause and not a fragment
; repeating the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and 
Theaetetus;


E ) SV error . The work are ( incorrect )
Also Which is convoluting the meaning .


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(A) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than
a composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus,
and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones. Correct.

(B) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a
composition, repeating work by scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus, who clarified earlier proofs and corrected weak ones. Incorrect.'who' changes the meaning.

(C) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more compilation than
composition that repeats the work of Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus,
accomplished by clarifying and correcting earlier and weak proofs. Incorrect. 'that' refers to composition and not Euclid's Elements (which is the intended meaning)

(D) Euclid's Elements, contrary to common belief, is more a compilation than a
composition; repeating the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus; it often clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones. Incorrect. the ';'messes with the structure.

(E) Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; contrary to
common belief, the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus are repeated by it, which clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones. Incorrect."...the work...'are'..." is incorrect. It should be "...the work...'is'..."
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Answer: A
The sentence is correct as written. When a semi-colon is present, the clause on either side of the punctuation mark must be a complete sentence. Choice (B) changes the meaning, suggesting that the earlier scholars did the clarification. (C)'s use of "that" before "repeats" is incorrect; the phrase following "that" is merely a description, so "which" would be more appropriate. (In fact, neither is needed, as shown in (A).) Choice (D) uses two semi-colons; the middle clause is not a complete sentence. Finally, (E) contains a passive construction ("are repeated by it") which might be acceptable if there were no better options, but since (A) is a strong choice, there's no need to select this one. Choice (A) is correct.

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Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.

(A) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.

(B) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition, repeating work by scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus, who clarified earlier proofs and corrected weak ones. Looks like clarifying and correctition was done by Theaetetus only. INCORRECT

(C) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more compilation than composition that repeats the work of Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus, accomplished by clarifying and correcting earlier and weak proofs. RUN on Sentence and more compilation than composition is INCORRECT

(D) Euclid's Elements, contrary to common belief, is more a compilation than a composition; repeating the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus; it often clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones. FULL DISASTER

(E) Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; contrary to common belief, the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus are repeated by it, which clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones. ILLOGICAL and Unclear.
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Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a
composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus,
and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.

(A) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than
a composition; it repeats the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus,
and Theaetetus, often clarifying earlier proofs and correcting weak ones.

Correct.

(B) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a
composition, repeating work by scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus, who clarified earlier proofs and corrected weak ones.
changes the meaning.

(C) Contrary to common belief, Euclid's Elements is more compilation than
composition that repeats the work of Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and Theaetetus,
accomplished by clarifying and correcting earlier and weak proofs.
'a' missing

(D) Euclid's Elements, contrary to common belief, is more a compilation than a
composition; repeating the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus; it often clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones.
refers to the work or Euclid's Elements ?

(E) Euclid's Elements is more a compilation than a composition; contrary to
common belief, the work of scholars such as Eudoxus, Pythagorus, and
Theaetetus are repeated by it, which clarifies earlier proofs and corrects weak ones.

Sentence construction is improper.
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