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# Not since Galileo suffered the scurvy humor of the

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3. Not since Galileo suffered the “scurvy humor” of the Inquisition has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue a theory.
(A) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(B) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(C) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(D) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(E) has a religious organization so effectively curbed whether a major scientist had the ability that he could be pursuing

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03 Jul 2009, 10:07
What a strange sentence, didn't guese the meaning. Only got B and D eliminated because of the using incorrect verb tense, and also E, sounds too wordy.
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03 Jul 2009, 10:37
for eliminating rest 'ability to' idiom.
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03 Jul 2009, 10:53
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3. Not since Galileo suffered the “scurvy humor” of the Inquisition has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue a theory.
(A) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(B) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist that he could pursue
(C) has a religious organization so effectively curbed the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(D) did a religious organization so effectively curb the ability of a major scientist to pursue
(E) has a religious organization so effectively curbed whether a major scientist had the ability that he could be pursuing

so......that idiom -A, B and E
I guess rest of the answer choices are unidiomatic
E is unidiomatic -ability that.

What is the OE?
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Re: pl explain.   [#permalink] 03 Jul 2009, 10:53
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