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# Darwin was not the first to advance a theory of evolution;

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Darwin was not the first to advance a theory of evolution; [#permalink]

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Darwin was not the first to advance a theory of evolution; his tremendous originality lay in the fact that he proposed the idea of natural selection as the means by which evolution worked.
(A) lay in the fact that he proposed the idea
(B) lay in the fact of his proposing the idea
(C) laid in the fact of his proposing the idea
(D) laid in his proposal
(E) lay in his proposal

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14 Oct 2004, 11:42
Things refered to in here is in past so laid shoulf be correct. D for me as well.

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15 Oct 2004, 14:20
E sounds right to me cause somebody is explaining drawin's contribution in the present

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16 Oct 2004, 11:03
I can't see any underlined portion. (D) looks good.

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