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# Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as

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Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as manifestations of the laws of physics, would appear the same to someone on the deck of a ship moving smoothly and uniformly through the water as a person standing on land.

A. water as a

B. water as to a

C. water; just as it would to a

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the
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18 Jul 2008, 08:49
goalsnr wrote:
Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as manifestations of the laws of physics, would appear the same to someone on the deck of a ship moving smoothly and uniformly through the water as a person standing on land.

A. water as a

B. water as to a

C. water; just as it would to a

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the

Hello straight B for me.
//ism (to X ... as to Y) + comparison.
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18 Jul 2008, 08:54
B IMO

I dont think it requires a "would" or a semocolon.
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18 Jul 2008, 09:05
again i will go for C.................

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18 Jul 2008, 18:38
goalsnr wrote:
Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as manifestations of the laws of physics, would appear the same to someone on the deck of a ship moving smoothly and uniformly through the water as a person standing on land.

A. water as a

B. water as to a

C. water; just as it would to a

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the

OA is B

The SC is testing for Idiom - same to X as to Y

The "would" in D is redundant. Hence D is incorrect.
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18 Jul 2008, 22:29
goalsnr wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as manifestations of the laws of physics, would appear the same to someone on the deck of a ship moving smoothly and uniformly through the water as a person standing on land.

A. water as a

B. water as to a

C. water; just as it would to a

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the

OA is B

The SC is testing for Idiom - same to X as to Y

The "would" in D is redundant. Hence D is incorrect.

I messed up .Marked (D).Ok if we say
X would appear same to Y as to Z
X would appear same to Y as it would to Z

"It" here is redundant.But i dont understand "would " plays a role in tense agreement.Why that is not required.
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