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In the revolutionary Scattering Experiment of 1911, in which alpha particles were shot at a thin gold fold, Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was empty space.

A Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was
B Rutherford, concluding that because most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom would be

C Rutherford concluded that, since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom had to be
D Rutherford concluded that, because most of the alpha particles passing through without deflecting and most of the volume of the atom would have to be
E Rutherford, having concluded that since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom to be
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In the revolutionary Scattering Experiment of 1911, in which alpha particles were shot at a thin gold fold, Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was empty space.

A Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was
B Rutherford, concluding that because most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom would be

C Rutherford concluded that, since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom had to be
D Rutherford concluded that, because most of the alpha particles passing through without deflecting and most of the volume of the atom would have to be
E Rutherford, having concluded that since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom to be


Underlined part need a verb form for conclude,

A & B - Eliminate based on concluding
C - Correct
D - passing through and would ..incorrect
E - having concluded - incorrect; the atom to be - incorrect
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In the revolutionary Scattering Experiment of 1911, in which alpha particles were shot at a thin gold fold, Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was empty space.

A Rutherford, concluding that since most of the alpha particles passed through without deflecting, then most of the volume of the atom was
B Rutherford, concluding that because most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom would be

C Rutherford concluded that, since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom had to be
D Rutherford concluded that, because most of the alpha particles passing through without deflecting and most of the volume of the atom would have to be
E Rutherford, having concluded that since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom to be


In the revolutionary Scattering Experiment of 1911, in which alpha particles were shot at a thin gold fold, Rutherford concluded that, since most of the alpha particles passed through undeflected, most of the volume of the atom had to be empty space.

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Split #1: Right at the beginning, we have "Rutherford, concluding" (noun + modifier) vs. "Rutherford concluded" (noun + verb). Everything before the name Rutherford is fluff. Rutherford is the subject. We get "concluding/concluded", and everything after the "that" is what he concluded. The sentence needs a main verb: the action of Rutherford must be the main verb of the sentence. If we choose "concluding" or "having concluded", the participles, then the sentence overall has no verb --- this is the famous missing verb mistake. We need a verb here. Choices (C) & (D) correctly have the verb "concluded", and the other three have the participles, so they are incorrect.

Split #2: "because"/"since" --- both are correct. This is a false split.

We have two subordinate clauses --- the "because"/"since" clause nested inside the "that" clause.

Split #3: the "because"/"since" clause needs a bonafide [noun] + [verb] structure. The subject in all five choices is "most of the alpha particles", and four the choices have the verb "passed." Choice (D) has the participle "passing", so this clause lacks a true verb. Choice (D) is incorrect.

Split #4: in the "that" clause, the subject is "most of the volume", and there's a good deal of variation in the final verb at the very end of the underlined section:

(A) "was" --- acceptable

(B) "would be" --- strangely hypothetical, not appropriate

(C) "had to be" --- very clear and strong

(D) "would have to be" --- also strong

(E) "to be" --- lacks a verb = wrong

On the basis of all these splits, we see that the best answer, the only answer with no flaws, is (C).
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