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Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.

A. ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.

B. ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of the copernicus.

C. our solar system was indeed a solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced copernicus'.

D. ours was indeed a solar, in which Earth and the other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.

E. Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of copernicus
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7.Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.
a.ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.
b.ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of the copernicus.
c.our solar system was indeed a solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced copernicus'.
d.ours was indeed a solar, in which Earth and the other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of the copernicus.
e.Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of copernicus

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Note: pls. provide explanation as to why a particular choice has been picked by you and why others have been rejected.

Will go with E. ....that..............................that of ...|| clearly qualifies galileo's theory about earth and other planets.

A. and B. Those of the copernicus...out
C. Galileo's thoery did not reinforce copernicus, but rather his thoery. C is out
D. Reinforced Those of copernicus, we are talking about one thoery and not multiple...
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07 Jun 2008, 07:20
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OA is (B).
But, Why is (E) wrong?? also, these are generally accepted theories then why use past tense for them ?

I eliminated A because of "those of" since we are comparing a theory with another theory.
C and D are primarily eliminated because of the word "solar" not making any sense without "system"

For me this was between B and E. E looks gramatically correct, BUT it changes the meaning of the original sentence. The original sentence says that the theory was that "our [system of planets] was a solar system" and the words "solar system" are modified by "in which..." that gives more information about what a solar system actually is.

E changes the meaning of the "theory" discussed in this sentence.

So i chose B
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Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

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25 Nov 2008, 19:35
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Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

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E. "reinforced" is a wrong verb in terms of tense. Why past tense?

In fact requires "present tense". So needs "reinforces" for the singular subject "Galileo's theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system".
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27 Nov 2008, 03:19
Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

in A and D, 'those' wrongly refers to 'theory'. C also contain an error - Copernicus'

Between B and E I'd choose B, because both Galileo and Copernicus lived in an old time, and one's theory reinforced that of another.
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27 Nov 2008, 04:48
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Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.

(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

in A and D, 'those' wrongly refers to 'theory'. C also contain an error - Copernicus'

Between B and E I'd choose B, because both Galileo and Copernicus lived in an old time, and one's theory reinforced that of another.

Me too,

E slightly distorts the way the meaning of the original
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27 Nov 2008, 05:21
I would go with B as well.

'those' is incorrect, since we are referring to the {singular} theory, so A and D are out. C is akward, 'solar' used too many times. E distorts the meaning.
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27 Nov 2008, 18:58
E actually does not distort the meaning. It actually corrects the meaning.

GMAT throws some facts at us in a distorted shape and expects us to identify them. Unless I am egregiously mistaken, Ours is (NOT was) still a solar system.

E corrects that and makes a concise statement.
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27 Nov 2008, 21:07
I go with E as well,others just don't seem right. What's the OA?
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13 Jul 2011, 12:27
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+1 E, whats the OA?

I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .
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13 Jul 2011, 12:32
Please post OA for this question. I think there is nothing wrong with C: apostrophe at the end in C is the correct choice as per Manhattan. I don't agree that E corrects the meaning although E is the most correct choice grammatically.
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13 Jul 2011, 12:35
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pkmme wrote:
+1 E, whats the OA?

I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .

I am actually concerned about the comma before "in which" in B. Otherwise B looked good as well.
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13 Jul 2011, 12:41
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sudhir18n wrote:
pkmme wrote:
+1 E, whats the OA?

I feel E changes the meaning .
I will go with B . Its the best .

I am actually concerned about the comma before "in which" in B. Otherwise B looked good as well.

Why do u think a "comma" in B is a problem?
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i will go with B.

I think B is alright, there is no problem with comma. And if the clause in between comma is removed, sentence makes more sense..
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14 Jul 2011, 07:22
The focus of the text is to stress Galileo's theory that ours is a solar system. B brings out that emphasis correctly by placing it as the main function with the main verb ‘was’ and by relegating the explanatory revolving with a prepositional parenthesis, which is fairly dispensable to the main theme. The past tense is used here because, that finding was done sometime in the past and was a one time affair and not a perpetual occurrence

Tht said, doesn’t E subtly change the meaning? If the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system, where do they revolve outside our solar system?

Again doesn’t E without a comma after solar system, render that the sun in the solar system reinforces that of Copernicus? You do need a comma between ‘system and reinforces’ for the reinforcement to modify the theory
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Tht said, doesn’t E subtly change the meaning? If the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system, where do they revolve outside our solar system?

There was misconception that sun revolved around the earth.

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Again doesn’t E without a comma after solar system, render that the sun in the solar system reinforces that of Copernicus? You do need a comma between ‘system and reinforces’ for the reinforcement to modify the theory

I do not think so.
Galileo's theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus.
Remove the relative clause and you get the simple sentence.
IMO E.
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IMO, B.

E modifies the original meaning. The theory appeared in the past and reinforeced Copernicu's in the past. Not now.
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B says that ours “was” a solar system. Does that mean that our is not a solar system now? Remember please they are still live and relevant theories.Are we not supposed to use simple present for eternal and universal facts?

When there is a blatant grammatical error, I am afraid that will take precedence over other factors in the POE.

Let us appreciate that solar system is the specific name given to the Sun and its family. Any other star or its family is not called solar. Therefore, there is no question of either our solar planets orbiting some other stars or other planets belonging some other stellar system orbiting our Sun.

I would rather be happy to eliminate B for use of inappropriate tense and go with E. Then, I will not be surprised if Kaplan comes out with some unusual thesis to its defense.
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Galileo's theory that [highlight]ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus.[/highlight]
(A) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(B) ours was indeed a solar system, in which Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced that of Copernicus
(C) our solar system was indeed solar for Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, reinforced Copernicus'
(D) our system was indeed solar, in which Earth and other planets revolved around the sun, reinforced those of Copernicus
(E) Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun in our solar system reinforces that of Copernicus

Answer: B (as far as I can see, this is the best possible answer. I do agree that 'ours was' does not seem right)
A - We are talking about Galileo's theory reinforcing Copernicus' theory. Theory is singular here. So, it should be 'that' and not 'those'.
C - nonsense.
D - nonsense.
E - alteration in meaning. In original, Galileo theorised about what sort of system ours is -> solar system (i.e. every planet revolves around the sun). However, in option E, Galileo theorised about the revolution of the planets.
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