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# During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale

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During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and
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was made possible demands a by
Hence we can narrow it between B & C
and also is wrong and hence B
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During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

Idiom - 'made possible by [something]' and never 'made possible because...' ---> eliminates A, D and E

Essentially, the statement is saying, "field of physical cosmology is made possible by Einstein's theory of relativity; field of physical cosmology is made possible by the better ability to observe [farther]...'. So, for concision's sake, we say 'made possible by both [X] and [Y]'.
This can also be rewritten as 'Both [X] and [Y] made [Z] possible' ---> hence, B is correct.
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29 Jan 2012, 23:22
+ 1 B.
correct usage of by in place of because of.
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30 Jan 2012, 02:36
+1 B

Split between "Because of", "by", and "as a result" --> demands a "by"
two parallel causes require a "both". Thus, "B"
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15 Apr 2012, 09:48
two idioms: "made possible by" and "both X and Y."
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During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

Idiom - 'made possible by [something]' and never 'made possible because...' ---> eliminates A, D and E

Essentially, the statement is saying, "field of physical cosmology is made possible by Einstein's theory of relativity; field of physical cosmology is made possible by the better ability to observe [farther]...'. So, for concision's sake, we say 'made possible by both [X] and [Y]'.
This can also be rewritten as 'Both [X] and [Y] made [Z] possible' ---> hence, B is correct.

i got it wrong. i picked A here. anyway nice explanation. another idiom is included in my list. "made possible by X and Y ....
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[quote="crejoc"]During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

Can someone answer are - because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects. two noun phrases?
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10 Nov 2014, 01:52
The term "because of" represents the reason for an action.

Precisely because of the above reason - made possible 'because of ' seems correct.

Please any one clear the ambiguity here. As i am clear about one thing, 'because of' is used to represent the reason for an action.
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earnit wrote:
The term "because of" represents the reason for an action.

Precisely because of the above reason - made possible 'because of ' seems correct.

Please any one clear the ambiguity here. As i am clear about one thing, 'because of' is used to represent the reason for an action.

i think made possible demand a 'by'.and also because of both is actually seeming like both theory of einstein and the ….hence wrong.
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crejoc wrote:
During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

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IDIOM: It was made possible BY. So either B or C. In C, and also is redundant.
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crejoc wrote:
During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and

C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

OA:
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B

1) made possible because of - Wrong idiom; Correct idiom is - made possible by someone/something; So A, D, E are out.
2) Between B and C, in C, in 'and also', also after and is redundant.
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was made possibly by is idiomatic
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25 Mar 2017, 12:22
Shouldn't 'and' also be highlighted in the question? it was really confusing at first since the highlighted area doesn't include and, yet it was mentioned in all solutions. At first I was crossing out options because they were repeating and.
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During the twentieth century, the study of the large-scale structure of the universe evolved from the theoretical to the practical; the field of physical cosmology was made possible because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and the better ability to observe extremely distant astronomical objects.

A) because of both Einstein's theory of relativity and

B) by both Einstein's theory of relativity and
Correct.
C) by Einstein's theory of relativity and also

D) because of Einstein's theory of relativity and also

E) as a result of both Einstein's theory of relativity and
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