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For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology, and he made Aristotle's philosophy the basis of his Summa Theologica.

A)For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology

B)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology

C)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle, deeply resonating with Christian theology

D) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle deeply resonated with Christian theology

E)Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology
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For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology, and he made Aristotle's philosophy the basis of his Summa Theologica.

A)For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology

B)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology

C)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle, deeply resonating with Christian theology

D) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle deeply resonated with Christian theology

E)Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology

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IMO D

A)For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology Illogical structure. Sounds like Aristotle did something for Aquinas. Rejected on bad rhetorical construction and unclear meaning

B)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology To Aquinas is not the correct way to express Aquinas felt

C)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle, deeply resonating with Christian theology Worse than B as deeply resonating is not a proper verb. The sentence is a fragment now.

D) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle deeply resonated with Christian theology Sound grammatically correct. Use of verb "resonated" is preferred over adjective for concision

E)Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology Sound grammatically correct. But, use of verb "resonated" is preferred over adjective "resonance" for concision
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For me is E i fell that D changes the meaning a little
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Hello guerrero25, mention source of this problem or tag this problem under available tags.
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I solved this one incorrectly. I was under impression Aquinas was a female so pronoun he must refer back to Aristotle.

I agree with your OA-D. One thing I learned Aquinas was male :).
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For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology, and he made Aristotle's philosophy the basis of his Summa Theologica.

A)For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology -- Meaning wise wrong.

B)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology -- Meaning wise wrong.

C)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle, deeply resonating with Christian theology -- completely wrong : fragment

D and E are both grammatically correct, but D is concise. Apply V-A-N rule, explained in mgmat guide.
D) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle deeply resonated with Christian theology
E) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology
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PiyushK wrote:
For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology, and he made Aristotle's philosophy the basis of his Summa Theologica.

A)For Aquinas, Aristotle posited a relation of the physical to the metaphysical that, Aquinas felt, had a deep resonance with Christian theology -- Meaning wise wrong.

B)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology -- Meaning wise wrong.

C)To Aquinas, the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle, deeply resonating with Christian theology -- completely wrong : fragment

D and E are both grammatically correct, but D is concise. Apply V-A-N rule, explained in mgmat guide.
D) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle deeply resonated with Christian theology
E) Aquinas felt that the relation of the physical to the metaphysical in Aristotle had a deep resonance with Christian theology


one doubt here, Aristotle was a person not a work. "In Aristotle" used in B,C,D and E is wrong as in the non-underlined part we are using Aristotle's Philosophy. "By Aristotle" would be correct.
Option A to me seems fine compared with other options.
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one doubt here, Aristotle was a person not a work. "In Aristotle" used in B,C,D and E is wrong as in the non-underlined part we are using Aristotle's Philosophy. "By Aristotle" would be correct.
Option A to me seems fine compared with other options.


It is common to refer to an author's work by the name of the author.
"in Aristotle" is acceptable in place of "in Aristotle's work" in regular English. GMAT might be more particular and actually give you "in Aristotle's work" but we can't be sure.

You should get a clue from the fact that 4 of the 5 options use "in Aristotle" and hence it probably isn't a decision point. The 5th option is incorrect and hence, you should not worry about this.
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pranavspearhead wrote:

one doubt here, Aristotle was a person not a work. "In Aristotle" used in B,C,D and E is wrong as in the non-underlined part we are using Aristotle's Philosophy. "By Aristotle" would be correct.
Option A to me seems fine compared with other options.


It is common to refer to an author's work by the name of the author.
"in Aristotle" is acceptable in place of "in Aristotle's work" in regular English. GMAT might be more particular and actually give you "in Aristotle's work" but we can't be sure.

You should get a clue from the fact that 4 of the 5 options use "in Aristotle" and hence it probably isn't a decision point. The 5th option is incorrect and hence, you should not worry about this.


Hi Krishna, I didnot get why E is wrong. Could you please explain a bit. Can GMAT give SCs on such subtle differences? Thank you.
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Hi Krishna, I didnot get why E is wrong. Could you please explain a bit. Can GMAT give SCs on such subtle differences? Thank you.


(E) is not wrong. (D) is just more precise and direct, and more cut and dry, and hence preferred over (E).
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aniteshgmat1101 wrote:

Hi Krishna, I didnot get why E is wrong. Could you please explain a bit. Can GMAT give SCs on such subtle differences? Thank you.


(E) is not wrong. (D) is just more precise and direct, and more cut and dry, and hence preferred over (E).


Just as a clarification, "resonated with" is active while E has a passive voice ("deep resonance"). GMAT prefers active voices whenever possible.
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options B and C are incorrect due to use of ' To Aquinas '.
option A is rhetorically incorrect option also it is wordy
option D and E are both correct,but 'resonated' is preferred over ' resonance'
Correct answer - D
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I picked B, but now see how D is better worded...
we have: and he made Aristotle's philosophy the basis of his Summa Theologica. - in the non-underlined portion, therefore we need Aquinas to be the real subject.
A/B/C do not have such construction for "Aquinas"
a deep resonance with...i don't know whether it is correct...
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