Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

10 Oct 2017, 12:44

2

This post received KUDOS

5

This post was BOOKMARKED

00:00

A

B

C

D

E

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

65% (00:53) correct 35% (00:59) wrong based on 171 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary B.calculus, English mathematician Issac Newton's attribution, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary C.calculus that was attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary D.calculus that was once attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton might be an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary E.English mathematician Issac Newton's calculus, attributed to him may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

10 Oct 2017, 21:24

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary (may have been invention of - incorrect use. We are talking about past event and are not sure about the second event. it is ok to use simple past) B.calculus, English mathematician Issac Newton's attribution, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary (may have been invention of - incorrect use. We are talking about past event and are not sure about the second event. it is ok to use simple past) C.calculus that was attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - (use of "that" fills the possible gap but still have error -may have been an invention D.calculus that was once attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton might be an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - correct. Short and best answer. Removes the error and doesn't introduce any new one. E.English mathematician Issac Newton's calculus, attributed to him may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary. - (attributed to him may have been an invention - incorrect use of sentence, changes the meaning of the sentence.

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

14 Oct 2017, 01:16

Hi pushpitkc,

I am still confused if A is the right answer. Bcz I think all Choice have some flaw. I do agree that in D - use of "that" is incorrect. But in A - we are using (may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz). Is this correct. Can you please elaborate? Also can you please let us know the source of the question.

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Feb 2018, 10:25

pushpitkc wrote:

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary B.calculus, English mathematician Issac Newton's attribution, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary C.calculus that was attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary D.calculus that was once attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton might be an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary E.English mathematician Issac Newton's calculus, attributed to him may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary Present perfect tense "may have been" works well with "Historians argue". And "attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton" correctly modifies "calculus".

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Feb 2018, 10:55

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - seems correct B.calculus, English mathematician Issac Newton's attribution, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - that modifier seems a bit wordy and causes some confusion on modifying calculus C.calculus that was attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - not sure but it seems it changes the meaning by implying that there's more calculus besides that on attributed to english mathematician D.calculus that was once attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton might be an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary - don't think theres need to use the once, and besides it changes the meaning a little bit E.English mathematician Issac Newton's calculus, attributed to him may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.- same as B

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Feb 2018, 18:42

pushpitkc wrote:

Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A.calculus, attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary B.calculus, English mathematician Issac Newton's attribution, may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary C.calculus that was attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary D.calculus that was once attributed to English mathematician Issac Newton might be an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary E.English mathematician Issac Newton's calculus, attributed to him may have been an invention of Gottfried Leibniz, a German mathematician who was Newton's contemporary.

A. Good. B. Strange construction. Verbal form is preferable over noun (attributed vs attribution). Attribute + to - idiom. But these are stupid reasons we can say. The most important that calculus is not an attribution, it is calculus. Out. C. The main point for me here: "that was attributed". The historians argue. And calculus is still attributed ti Newton. Not "was attributed". Otherwise there is no sense. Out. D. Same as in C. E. So we say twice that calculus is attributed to Newton - it is not right. It is redundancy we can say. Out.

The sentence in no way implies that calculus is now attributed to someone else. Historians are arguing the present condition. So use of " was once attributed to " is wrong. We do not know if it still attributed or was .

Re: Historians argue that calculus, attributed to English mathematician [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Feb 2018, 21:53

My answer is A. B. A verb form is always better than a noun form of an action. C. " That calculus that was " redundant. + We do not know if the attribution is still made to Newton or someone else so use of " was " is wrong. D. Use of past tense for attribution is wrong. E. The possession at the beginning is awkward

The latest stage in our authentication redesign effort improves signup and site creation on our mobile applications. (WordPress.com offers apps for your Android or iOS device.)...

Today, we’re introducing Conversations: a tool in the Reader that makes it easier for you to monitor and participate in the discussions you care about the most. Let’s face...

Product management + startups = people managementI’ve held several product management roles in diverse settings over the past four years. I led the development of an influencer marketing platform...

What No One Tells You About Product Management Product management + startups = people managementI’ve held several product management roles in diverse settings over the past four years. I...