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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 an
(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

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07 Apr 2009, 14:10
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should be A

E , imo, distorts the meaning.
The "theory" itself is that " a black hole lies at the center of ...."

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08 Apr 2009, 21:21
OA is A.

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12 Apr 2009, 12:16
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Hi mates,

although the OA has already said, let me post my explanation

the key point is //ism: "the balck hole lies at the center of the --- and of ----"

The other possibility could be E, but this answer changes the meaning if the sentence

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13 Apr 2009, 07:50
Whats wrong with the B? Remember not every answer in the SETs is correct. I would believe in the OA, if anyone explains why not B.

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13 Apr 2009, 09:13
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Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.

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15 Apr 2009, 08:44
dwivedys wrote:
Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.

Appreciated your response buddy. But I guess, is that what sentence is trying to communicate..
at the center of the milkyway and of the center of many other galaxies.. then it that case, later part of the sentence(non-underlined portion) needs changes..Honestly this questions looks to me weired or incorrect.

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15 Apr 2009, 08:51
marshpa wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
Economist wrote:
Set26-36

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.

B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and

Problem with B: Breaks parallelism; black hole lies AT the Milky Way's center and [those of] many of the 100 billion..
Also, as seen above, removing the parallelism issue will make the sentence sounding even more weird. The key issue is since we are saying AT THE MILKY WAY'S center ... then we must MIRROR the same structure in the second phrase as well.

Appreciated your response buddy. But I guess, is that what sentence is trying to communicate..
at the center of the milkyway and of the center of many other galaxies.. then it that case, later part of the sentence(non-underlined portion) needs changes..Honestly this questions looks to me weired or incorrect.

Agree with you that question is weird but B is def not correct.

B violates parallelism and gives entirely different meaning.

When I use B I get feeling that sentence is talking about 2 theories one about black hole and other abt galaxies.

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16 Apr 2009, 23:31
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

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17 Apr 2009, 00:01
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IMO A

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 --> most precise in meaning: a black hole lying at the center of milky way and at the center of many of 100 billions other galaxies, is estimated ... and that clause is correctly used to modify for the theory
B. that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and -->not clear as (A) because black holes is not clearly stated where it is lying in 100 billions other galaxies
C. that there is a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s
center an --> there is is awkward and also, same error as (B)
D. of a black hole lying at the Milky Way’s center and --> of a is not precise as the use of that clause and same error as (B)
E. of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way
and of --> same error as (D)

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20 Apr 2009, 11:09
Agree with A. though initially picked E

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Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center ofthe 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 an
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

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07 Jul 2009, 03:26
Option B

Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center and many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to exist in the universe.
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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 an
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

D & E out - Meaning changed

C out - passive voice

B can be elimiated cause the first part of the sentece that says 'that a black hole lies at the Milky Way’s center' is perfect but the second half ' Milky Way and of many of the 100 billion other galaxies' tends to change the meaning.

Lets simplify this -
A - black hole lies at the center of X and of Y
B - Black hole lies at the X's center and Y

A can be selected as a better bet.

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07 Jul 2009, 06:45
I think it should be between C and D

estimated to exist is the participle phrase modifier
lying at the Milky Way’s center is also a participle phrase modifier and parallel to above.

Confused but IMO D looks better.
D implies theory 'of a black hole (modifier) and many of the 100 billion other galaxies (modifier)'

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07 Jul 2009, 06:52
sudeep wrote:
I think it should be between C and D

estimated to exist is the participle phrase modifier
lying at the Milky Way’s center is also a participle phrase modifier and parallel to above.

Confused but IMO D looks better.
D implies theory 'of a black hole (modifier) and many of the 100 billion other galaxies (modifier)'

Any taker?

'Theory of blackhole' could ludicrously mean that the blackhole postulated the theory.

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08 Jul 2009, 02:28
hasham222 wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I think it should be between C and D

estimated to exist is the participle phrase modifier
lying at the Milky Way’s center is also a participle phrase modifier and parallel to above.

Confused but IMO D looks better.
D implies theory 'of a black hole (modifier) and many of the 100 billion other galaxies (modifier)'

Any taker?

'Theory of blackhole' could ludicrously mean that the blackhole postulated the theory.

Ya! It is changing the meaning.
A seems fine.

But does "Theory of X" implies theory postulated by X.
We use 'Theory of relativity'
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08 Jul 2009, 04:19
went for A also, interested in OA

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08 Jul 2009, 04:42
OA is A

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08 Jul 2009, 06:27
ritjn2003 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 an
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

left with A and B .. I am not sure how to eliminate the wrong option here?

in A 'Milky Way and of' sounds wierd to me ... can some one explain the use of 'of' at the end?

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