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# Early supporters of the theory of quantum mechanics hailed

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Early supporters of the theory of quantum mechanics hailed it as a major breakthrough in understanding the universe; however, critics of the theory called it a crude and inelegant description of the processes behind the physical world, which they likened to rolling dice.

A) which they likened to rolling dice
B) likening them to rolling dice
C) likening it to the act of rolling dice
D) which they liken to dice that are rolled
E) which they likened to the act of rolling dice
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18 Oct 2004, 04:55
My answer is C (made a typo error earlier). the process is similar to the act of rolling a dice.It is the correct pronoun to be used instead of them.
There is a question in OG on using 'likening ..to'-Greek Statue one.
Should we assume that 'likening..to' is an idiom?
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18 Oct 2004, 05:06
I believe the critics are likening the description to the act of roling dice. Otherwise how would they criticize it.

IMO (C) is better from meaning point of view.

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18 Oct 2004, 05:09
my answer is c. use it since it refers to the theory. OA, pls.thx.

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18 Oct 2004, 07:03
To what is the "which" related here ?
Is it the entire clause or only the physical word ?

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18 Oct 2004, 20:09
OA is C... again as Newkid said, this is like the "lipstick on greek statues" from the OG
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