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

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29. 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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11 Mar 2008, 08:56
As most of the part of sentence is in past tense so we should use laid for underlined part as well.

We have 2 such options C & D.

GMAT prefers short version. So I will go with D.
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11 Mar 2008, 09:26
I think here the challange to distinguish between the verb "to lay" -laid - lay; and "to lie" - lay - lain
Usage of "lie" in the dictionary: "To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in: The strength of his performance lies in his training".
To lay: to cause to lie down, to put down etc

So I think is E
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