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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


Answer: B
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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+ 1 B.
correct usage of by in place of because of.
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+1 B

Split between "Because of", "by", and "as a result" --> demands a "by"
Answers left: B&C
two parallel causes require a "both". Thus, "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


Answer: B
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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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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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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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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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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EXPLAIN PLEASE...


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.
3) ANSWER = B.

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was made possibly by is idiomatic

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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
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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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Imo B

Its has a structure Both x and Y a closed parallel , hence we should be looking for answer choices that contain parallel structure .
B does that better than any other option.
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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.

The underline is not placed correctly in the question.

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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.


The underline is not placed correctly in the question.

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Are we concerned at all about "because of... the better"? The awkwardness of that really threw me off. Also, isn't "both Einstein's theory" and "the better ability" lacking in parallelism?

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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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The underlined portion of the sentence introduces two idioms: made possible by and both X and Y. The former idiom is incorrectly presented in the sentence as made possible because of.

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

(B) CORRECT. This choice uses both idioms correctly: made possible by and both X and Y.

(C) This choice corrects the first idiom (made possible by) but introduces a new error by removing both and replacing it with and also, which is redundant.

(D) This choice repeats the original idiom error made possible because of. It also introduces a new error by removing both and replacing it with and also, which is redundant.

(E) This choice presents the incorrect idiom (made possible as a result of) rather than the correct idiom, made possible by.
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