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Historians and philosophers in the late nineteenth century argued that Plato’s work was perhaps the ultimate work of political philosophy, that it was the one
paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede.


(A) that it was the one paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede

(B) the one paradigm of political discourse that could not be superseded

(C) for it was the one paradigm of political discourse, and that it was impossible to supersede

(D) a paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede

(E) as being the one paradigm that could not be superseded in political discourse

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Originally posted by daagh on 08 Sep 2015, 07:49.
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New post 08 Sep 2015, 11:30
IMO : E
'one paradigm of political discourse' doesn't make sense
Only E conveys the meaning Clearly

one paradigm that could not be superseded in political discourse
though I'm not too sure of this...
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IMO its E
no other choice brings comparison into picture except this
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For those who feel that E would make the best, let me clarify that, as a basic concept, GMAT never likes to employ ‘being’ as a modifier. In this case, it clearly modifies Plato’s work. So it can be easily dislodged.
We need an appositive to describe Plato’s work and B is the neat and forthright appositive in the given contest.
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Originally posted by daagh on 26 Sep 2015, 01:36.
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New post 29 Sep 2015, 02:52
The two sentence seperated by comma need a proper conjunction

Hence A and E are gone.

D is awkward as it is difficult to understand who actually is superseding.

C. The historians argued that XYZ and that (IT) was impossible to supersede.
(the IT has no reference)

B is correct. Althought I picked the option D as the first pick. Parallelism is very cunning.


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Historians and philosophers in the late nineteenth century argued that Plato’s work was perhaps the ultimate work of political philosophy, that it was the one
paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede.


(A) that it was the one paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede

(B) the one paradigm of political discourse that could not be superseded

(C) for it was the one paradigm of political discourse, and that it was impossible to supersede

(D) a paradigm of political discourse that there was no possibility to supersede

(E) as being the one paradigm that could not be superseded in political discourse

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I was unsure between B and D, but eventually picked D.
Can someone please explain me why B is the correct one?
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MvArrow wrote:
I was unsure between B and D, but eventually picked D.
Can someone please explain me why B is the correct one?


I think use of that is unnecessary, there act as dummy subject and coveys correct meaning. also use of that there is redundant in standard english i thik, Some moderator further can help.
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