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# Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a

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Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

OA A
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13 Oct 2008, 21:37
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arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
OA A

for the correct parallelism we need "and of" construction that is why we can eliminate B, C, D
between A and E I chose A because it focuses on a "black hole" not on where it lies,
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13 Oct 2008, 21:40
arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

OA A

Between E and A ,i marked A !!!
yes E was a strong competitior but as it had a diff meaning !!!lost infront of A
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13 Oct 2008, 21:48
center of milky way and of Y
hence this is met in A !!!
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14 Oct 2008, 04:51
arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

OA A

I hate the SC questions that involve logical meaning to get the right answer.

A is right here because of logical meaning and parallelism.

What A essentially says is that black hole lies at the center of milky way and it lies at the center of many other galaxies in the universe.
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14 Oct 2008, 07:34
A seems correct because it preserves the context of the question. There is a black hole that lies at the center of the milky way and in the center of each of the other galaxies. Only A is indicative of that fact even though A does not seem grammatically correct. To be correct, the language should have been: " ......and that of millions of galaxies.....".
However, of all the choices, A seems relatively correct.
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14 Oct 2008, 09:44
I am still confused between A and E ...
Looks like A could be a obvious choice unless and untill we can find a fault in it.
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14 Oct 2008, 21:15
santosh_surathkal wrote:
I am still confused between A and E ...
Looks like A could be a obvious choice unless and untill we can find a fault in it.

A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

see the word "that" changes the meaning(focus) of the sentence
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05 Dec 2008, 15:07
arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

OA A

Initially chose E, but stop at A!
"that..." clause should modify "theory", as it does in A. E is changing the meaning.
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05 Dec 2008, 17:09
arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the universe.

A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

When there is "the theory", "that" should follow it. So A and B remain.

Now between A and B, A is parallel while B is not.

So A should be correct..
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05 Dec 2008, 19:34
Thinking words such as belief, theory, believe etc must always be followed by "that". so Dand E are out.to maintain parallelism if the theory was about black hole and many of the glaxies then it would have looked like this:
that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and that
So B and C are also out.
In fact here ther theory is abt black hole which exists at the center of milky way and (center) of many of the 100 billion other galaxies. So A is absolutely right.
arorag wrote:
Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of
the Milky Way and of
many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the
universe.
A. that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s enter and
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

OA A
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06 Dec 2008, 01:01
santosh_surathkal wrote:
I am still confused between A and E ...
Looks like A could be a obvious choice unless and untill we can find a fault in it.

I choose E, as for A, "estimated to exist in the universe." is not clear whether to modify the black hole or galaxies
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06 Dec 2008, 04:55
lylya4 wrote:

I choose E, as for A, "estimated to exist in the universe." is not clear whether to modify the black hole or galaxies

lylya4, as ritula wrote earlier, GMAT follows the following rule, so on GMAT "theory of" is almost always wrong.

ritula wrote:
Thinking words such as belief, theory, believe etc must always be followed by "that".
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06 Dec 2008, 14:09
IMO A....the theory should followed by "that" and due to ||ism, I agree with A.
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19 May 2009, 09:51
Thanks for explanation A is clear now.
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