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05 Nov 2005, 17:53
D and E don't keep the meaning of the sentence by using "Even though"- The same for C. Be is incorrect because the tense of the the first verb is not correct. I choose A.
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07 Nov 2005, 06:48
yup OA is A.

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15 Aug 2006, 11:07
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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15 Aug 2006, 11:31
A for sure.

B and C out because of "had".

E is out because of "being".
There is no need of "Even though" in both D and E. "But" is doing the job fairly well.
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12 Dec 2006, 14:37
Galileo did not invent the telescope, bbut on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A.
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,

C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he

D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,

E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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13 Dec 2006, 02:45
The sentence looks correct as it is; for me anyway.

What is the OA?
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13 Dec 2006, 03:48
I agree it should be A. I made a mistake the first time.
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13 Dec 2006, 07:34
OA is A.
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17 Jun 2007, 19:45
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical insturment had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A)

B) Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical insturment having been made,

C) Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical insturment had been made,he

D) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope,on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,

E) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

(A) Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he

(B) Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made, he

(C) Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he

(D) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,

(E) Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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06 Apr 2008, 16:30
I think A sounds the best here. The answer choices all seem a bit awkward.
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06 Apr 2008, 18:43
Any explanations or thoughts from anyone would be really helpful.

OA is A.
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and
spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, 1609, of
such an optical instrument being made, he
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12 Apr 2008, 09:15
prasannar wrote:
Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and
spectacle lenses.
A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, 1609, of
such an optical instrument being made, he

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13 Apr 2008, 07:06
Make sure to check out the excellent explanation from GMAT TIGER on this question. Gives you basic framework on how to look at these verbe tense type questions...

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22 May 2008, 02:37
116. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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22 May 2008, 02:41
A

A uses correctly the past simple and the past perfect strucure.
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23 May 2008, 13:45
Use of 'even though' may be excessive in D. Yeah agree with zoltan on A.
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23 May 2008, 18:56
Yeah, A is OA and OA is A
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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he quickly built his own device from an organ pipe and spectacle lenses.

A. Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
B. Galileo had not invented the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument having been made,
C. Galileo, even though he had not invented the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made, he
D. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made,
E. Even though Galileo did not invent the telescope, but when he heard, in 1609, of such an optical instrument being made, he
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