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# Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in

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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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+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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+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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13 Jul 2011, 14:07
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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Re: Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in [#permalink]

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17 Dec 2013, 09:55
OA is B (Kaplan question)

Can somone explain to what "ours" refers to? Is not it wordy in our case?

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Re: Galileo's theory that ours was indeed a solar system, in [#permalink]

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27 Dec 2015, 04:19
E should be the answer as we are not comparing time, we are comparing theories which are still valid. so present tense of reinforce should be correct
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