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# Historians and philosophers in the late nineteenth century argued that

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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(B) the one paradigm of political discourse that could not be superseded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(E) as being the one paradigm that could not be superseded in political discourse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, 06:49.
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08 Sep 2015, 10:30
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one paradigm that could not be superseded in political discourse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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08 Sep 2015, 11:54
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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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29 Sep 2015, 01:52
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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14 Feb 2018, 06:42
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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14 Feb 2018, 07:11
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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?

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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daagh wrote:
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

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question has to do with efficiency of language. What follows the comma is going to give you some peripheral information about the work. You don’t need to precede it by any unnecessary words or phrases such as ‘for’ or ‘as’. D changes the meaning by its use of ‘a paradigm’ rather then ‘the paradigm’. ‘A paradigm’ implies that there were others. The other options are wordier than B. Choice B is the correct answer.
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daagh wrote:
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.
What is wrong with answer option C here ?
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18 Sep 2018, 23:29
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daagh wrote:
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.
What is wrong with answer option C here ?

C is wrong because of many reasons, its not parallel and its not concise
(C) for it was the one paradigm of political discourse, and that it was impossible to supersede

here For means "because" and the use of this is unnecessary as we are simply defining "the ultimate work of political philosophy"
the underline part *and that* there is one *that* after and and thus we need another *that* after *for* to make it parallel
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