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# In his groundbreaking work on special relativity, Albert

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In his groundbreaking work on special relativity, Albert [#permalink]

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In his groundbreaking work on special
relativity, Albert Einstein displayed an
intellectual boldness in the face of a reluctant
scientific establishment that was not unlike
that of Galileo Galilei, who refused
to accept
the intellectual limits placed on him by the
censors of the Church.
A. not unlike that of Galileo Galilei, who
refused
B. like Galileo Galilei and his refusal
C. not unlike Galileo Galilei, who refused
D. like that of Galileo Galilei for refusing
E. as that of Galileo Galilei, who refused

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21 Dec 2008, 05:14
vivektripathi wrote:
In his groundbreaking work on special
relativity, Albert Einstein displayed an
intellectual boldness in the face of a reluctant
scientific establishment that was not unlike
that of Galileo Galilei, who refused
to accept
the intellectual limits placed on him by the
censors of the Church.
A. not unlike that of Galileo Galilei, who
refused
B. like Galileo Galilei and his refusal
C. not unlike Galileo Galilei, who refused
D. like that of Galileo Galilei for refusing
E. as that of Galileo Galilei, who refused

1. establishment" is compared to "Galileo Galilei", so the comparison is not completed, B and C out

2. "for resusing" should be "to refuse", not sure, D out

3. as + clause: E out

4. b awkard, B out

A is the best
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21 Dec 2008, 05:43
Idea is to express similarity of intellectual boldness of einstein with that of galileo ...and option A does the job well .
IMO :A ..
pls post OA !!
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22 Dec 2008, 10:04
icandy wrote:
A for me too.

OA is A
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23 Dec 2008, 11:48
vivektripathi wrote:
In his groundbreaking work on special relativity, Albert Einstein isplayed an intellectual boldness in the face of a reluctant scientific establishment that was not unlike that of Galileo Galilei, who refused to accept the intellectual limits placed on him by the censors of the Church.

A. not unlike that of Galileo Galilei, who refused
B. like Galileo Galilei and his refusal
C. not unlike Galileo Galilei, who refused
D. like that of Galileo Galilei for refusing
E. as that of Galileo Galilei, who refused

Also for A for more clarity, correct referant and correct modifying phrase..

IMO, "that" refers to "an intellectual boldness" not "a reluctant scientific establishment" becasue "not unlike that of ......." means "like that of ......". So what is "that of Galilei"? A reluctant scientific establishment? not, it is "an intellectual boldness".

A. correct comparision.
B. incorrect comparision.
C. Same as B.
D. correct comparision but incorrect phrase "for refusing............"
E. "as that of Galileo Galilei"? No, as is not correct..
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31 Dec 2008, 04:30
GMAT TIGER wrote:
IMO, "that" refers to "an intellectual boldness" not "a reluctant scientific establishment" becasue "not unlike that of ......." means "like that of ......". So what is "that of Galilei"? A reluctant scientific establishment? not, it is "an intellectual boldness".

A. correct comparision.
B. incorrect comparision.
C. Same as B.
D. correct comparision but incorrect phrase "for refusing............"
E. "as that of Galileo Galilei"? No, as is not correct..

I think, "that" after "establishment" is introducing a clause to modify "establishment", hence "that of GG" is referring to GG's establishment.

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