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# Created in 1731, the original thermometer by Anders Celsius had a scal

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Created in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(A) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(B) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(C) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale had reversed to its present form.

(D) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744.

(E) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.

Originally posted by vksunder on 28 Jan 2009, 15:54.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 Jul 2018, 01:33, edited 3 times in total.
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28 Jan 2009, 19:59
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Created in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

a) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
b) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
c) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
d) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744.
e) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.

A,C --> out.. Possessive posion.. he can't refer to Anders Celsius’s

Created by Anders Celsious in 1731, thermometer --> would have been better choice..
D and E are out.

B is the best.
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29 Jan 2009, 14:09
Hi mates,

IMO B

a) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
b) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
c) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
d) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744.
e) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.

D out: "; reversing "
E out: the scale reversed is wrong, it should be in pasive voice
A out: where is for places, not for things

Between B and C, I'd go with B because "after he died" sounds like inmediately

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30 Sep 2013, 09:52
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Hi mates,

IMO B

a) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
b) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
c) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.
d) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744.
e) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.

D out: "; reversing "
E out: the scale reversed is wrong, it should be in pasive voice
A out: where is for places, not for things

Between B and C, I'd go with B because "after he died" sounds like inmediately

OA and Source?

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The reason is not that is 'sounds' like that.

between B and C following is the difference :

In B, 'his' is a possessive pronoun (check the context) and therefore it can refer to a possessive noun 'Anders Celsius' while as in C, 'he' is a non-possesive pronoun and lacks an antecedent ; therefore option B is correct.

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a)In 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form. ---- faulty combination of possessive noun plus non possessive pronoun --- wrong

b) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.------ Correct combination of possessive noun plus possessive pronoun
Correct choice

c) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form. ------ Same as A

d) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744. ---------------- Straight out; the second IC after semi-colon is a glaring fragment

e) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form. --- can we expect a lifeless scale to reverse itself?

Why the first three choices do not indicate who reversed it, is because, the focus of the issue is more on the reversal rather than on the agent of reversal, I suppose.
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Created in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(A) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(B) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form.

(C) in 1731, Anders Celsius’ original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after he died in 1744 the scale had reversed to its present form.

(D) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744.

(E) by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

In the original sentence, the use of the relative pronoun “where” to describe ”a scale” is incorrect because the pronoun “where” can refer only to physical locations.

(A) This answer choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) CORRECT. This answer choice corrects the original by replacing the relative pronoun “where” with “in which,” to correctly refer to the immediately preceding noun “a scale.”

(C) By replacing the original passive construction “was reversed” with the active form “had reversed,” this answer choice illogically suggests that "a scale” changed itself rather than was changed by others. Also, the past perfect tense is used incorrectly, as “reversed” is not the earlier of two past actions; it is the only action in the clause after the semi-colon, and is in fact the last event of the sentence as a whole.

(D) In this answer choice, the semicolon is used incorrectly to connect two clauses, only one of which can stand alone. Specifically, the phrase “reversing the scale to its present form after his death in 1744” is not an independent clause and cannot follow the semicolon.

(E) In this answer choice, the use of the relative pronoun “where” to describe “a scale” is incorrect because this pronoun can refer only to physical locations. Furthermore, by replacing the original passive construction “was reversed” with the active form “reversed,” this answer choice illogically suggests that "a scale” changed itself rather than was changed by others. While the active form is more concise, the use of the passive construction in this case is warranted by fact that the subject (“scale”) is not capable of performing the action described by the verb (that is, reversing itself).
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