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MGMAT SC: Antonie Lavoisier

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New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:57
Until Antoine Lavoisier proved otherwise in the eighteenth century, many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood.

many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood
many scientists believed that phlogiston was an imaginary substance released by combustion and its properties were not fully understood
phlogiston was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood and which many scientists had believed was released by combustion
phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood, was believed by scientists to be released by combustion
many scientists had believed that phlogiston was released by combustion and was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood

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New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:32
abhijit_sen wrote:
Until Antoine Lavoisier proved otherwise in the eighteenth century, many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood.

many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood
many scientists believed that phlogiston was an imaginary substance released by combustion and its properties were not fully understood
phlogiston was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood and which many scientists had believed was released by combustion
phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood, was believed by scientists to be released by combustion
many scientists had believed that phlogiston was released by combustion and was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood


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abhijit_sen wrote:
Until Antoine Lavoisier proved otherwise in the eighteenth century, many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood.

many scientists had believed that combustion released phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood
many scientists believed that phlogiston was an imaginary substance released by combustion and its properties were not fully understood
phlogiston was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood and which many scientists had believed was released by combustion
phlogiston, an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood, was believed by scientists to be released by combustion
many scientists had believed that phlogiston was released by combustion and was an imaginary substance whose properties were not fully understood


I will go for D


D is passive voice. "believed by scientists to be releases"

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