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Einstein's Theory of Relativity says that the fundamental laws of the spacetime continuum prohibit any object having mass to go at a speed as faster than the speed of light.

(A) having mass to go at a speed as faster than
(B) with mass to go as faster than
(C) with mass to go faster than
(D) having mass from going as faster than
(E) with mass from going faster than


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Answer is E. The correct idiom is prohibit x from y.

One further question. Are both the having mass and the with mass correct?
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mikemcgarry wrote:
Einstein's Theory of Relativity says that the fundamental laws of the spacetime continuum prohibit any object having mass to go at a speed as faster than the speed of light.
(A) having mass to go at a speed as faster than
(B) with mass to go as faster than
(C) with mass to go faster than
(D) having mass from going as faster than
(E) with mass from going faster than


For the idiom relevant to this question, see this blogpost.


Hii Mike.
Thanks for the question.
It shall be great if you resolve one doubt.
Suppose I replace D with this: "having mass from going faster than", then could D been a better choice?
I feel "having mass" is a bit cleaner.
Thanks in advance.
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One further question. Are both the "having mass" and the "with mass" correct?

Yes, they both are grammatically correct.

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Suppose I replace D with this: "having mass from going faster than", then could D been a better choice? I feel "having mass" is a bit cleaner.

Actually, I'm not sure that "having mass" is any "cleaner", any more correct or acceptable or appropriate, than "with mass." Even if "having mass" were marginally more acceptable, remember that GMAT SC is not about finding the best conceivable answer, but merely the best from among the five choices listed. Because (D) has that horrible butchered comparison "as faster than", (E) is the only viable choice.

Does all of this make sense?

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Marcab wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
Einstein's Theory of Relativity says that the fundamental laws of the spacetime continuum prohibit any object having mass to go at a speed as faster than the speed of light.
(A) having mass to go at a speed as faster than
(B) with mass to go as faster than
(C) with mass to go faster than
(D) having mass from going as faster than
(E) with mass from going faster than


For the idiom relevant to this question, see this blogpost.


Hii Mike.
Thanks for the question.
It shall be great if you resolve one doubt.
Suppose I replace D with this: "having mass from going faster than", then could D been a better choice?
I feel "having mass" is a bit cleaner.
Thanks in advance.


prohibit any object having mass to go at a speed as faster than the speed of light.

Hi Marcab
There are two errors in original sentence
It should be Prohibited x From Y
and also as x as Y is correct and not as ...than
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mikemcgarry wrote:
Einstein's Theory of Relativity says that the fundamental laws of the spacetime continuum prohibit any object having mass to go at a speed as faster than the speed of light.
(A) having mass to go at a speed as faster than
(B) with mass to go as faster than
(C) with mass to go faster than
(D) having mass from going as faster than
(E) with mass from going faster than


For the idiom relevant to this question, see this blogpost.


Tow things are at issue
1) Idiom "prohibit...."
2) comparison
As we know correct idiom is "prohibit from"
Hence options A, B, and C are out.
as faster than in A, B, and D is wrong.
either faster than or as fast as is correct
So option E is the correct one.
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Split #1: it is sufficient to say "go faster than light". It's redundant to say, "to go at a speed faster than light" --- it's already clear "going faster than light" is about speed, so including the word "speed" is totally unnecessary. Choice (A) makes this mistake.

Split #2: it is correct to say "faster than" or "as fast as", but the construction "as faster than" is entirely incorrect. Choices (A) & (B) & (D) all make this mistake, so all of them are incorrect.

Split #3: the verb "prohibit" idiomatically takes the proposition "from". The construction "to prohibit P from doing X" is correct, and "to prohibit P to do X" is incorrect. Choices (A) & (B) & (C) all make this mistake.

The only possible answer is (E).
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