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Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena, as manifestations of t

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Awesome explanation Meghna.. Thank you so much!
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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.

to someone ... as to a
Best choice: B

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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

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the
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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

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the

ANS :

CHOICE A:

Incorrect:
The sentence has the parallelism and the idiom errors

CHOICE B:

Correct:
The two objects compared here “to someone” and “to a person” are now parallel to each other. This also rectifies the idiom error.

CHOICE C

Incorrect:
1) Semi-colon joins an Independent Clause with a Dependent Clause.
2) Singular pronoun “it” has been used to refer to plural noun “phenomena”.

CHOICE D

Incorrect:
This choice repeats the pronoun error spotted in Choice C.

CHOICE E

Incorrect:
Semicolon should be used to join two independent clause. Here, what follows semicolon is a fragment as it does not have a subject-verb pair.

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In addition to idiom error, the D is wrong because 'phenomena' is a plural word. So 'it' can't refer to it.
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In option C, can we call the sentence a fragment? But the doubt for me is that the part after semicolon 'just as it would to a' appears like a complete sentence since the word "appear" is deemed here. Is it the case that that the verb must be explicitly mentioned in the sentence. Please explain.
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The correct idiom "the same X as Y".
Choice B is correct.
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In option D, can't we say that the two parts of the comparison used is " phenomena would appear the same to someone" and "as it would to the"
If yes, is the option D correct if "it" is replaced by "they"?
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In option D, can't we say that the two parts of the comparison used is " phenomena would appear the same to someone" and "as it would to the"
If yes, is the option D correct if "it" is replaced by "they"?


Hi Anuj,

Thanks for posting your query here. :-)

In choice D, singular pronoun it has been used to refer to plural noun phenomena. Please note that the singular form of phenomena is phenomenon.

Hope this helps. :-)
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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
This means that someone is moving as a person standing on land, which makes no sense.
The comparison “would appear the same to someone… as
to a” is not parallel. A “to” in the second part is missing.
B) water as to a
C) water; just as it would to a
The semi colon leaves the first sentence, which pretends to be a comparison, unfinished.
The pronoun “it” is singular, while the noun to which it refers “phenomena” is plural.

D) water, as it would to the
The comma breaks up the comparison.
The use of "the person" is not preferred to "a person".
The pronoun “it” is singular, while the noun to which it refers “phenomena” is plural.

E) water; just as to the
The semi colon leaves the first sentence, which pretends to be a comparison, unfinished.
The use of "the person" is not preferred to "a person".
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Split1) Idiom: "The same to x(someone) and to y(a person)." A, C, D and E are out.
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New post 06 Jan 2017, 00:54
it needs the idiom

the same to X as to y.

so A is out

C and E suggests that after the semicolon that the clause is independent .. if you read it " just as ..." .. it makes not sense

and to be D, sounds awkward and "it" refers back to "natural phenomena " which is plural.

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Nihit 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

D. water, as it would to the

E. water; just as to the


A "as" lacks the preposition "to" that would make it parallel with the previous element "to someone"
B Correct
C The phrase following the semicolon is a fragment.
D "It" refers to phenomena, a plural noun.
E The phrase following the semicolon is a fragment.
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A - as a used as a function --> wrong.
C,E - after semicolon cannot stand as independent clause
D - laws are plural. Singular "It" is used --> pronoun error

Hence, B is the answer.
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Just remember idiom: the same for you as for me. In this idiom any preposition can be used. Two parts have to be //.
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