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Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole li

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New post 15 Nov 2018, 13:45
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(E) of a black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way and of

So the parallelism is fine here, since it’s exactly the same as in (A). So what’s the only real difference between (A) and (E)? It’s that goofy difference between “the theory of a black hole that lies…” and “the theory that a black hole lies…” And the latter makes more sense.

If you picked (E), that’s not terrible. But given the choice, (A) is better.

E says: Theory lies at the center of the Milky Way :roll: :roll:

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[quote="Economist"]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

if we see a split between
noun+verb
and
there is+noun+that+verb (or doing=that+verb)
then think about change in meaning focus
there is+noun+that+verb answers the question " weather there is a noun" while noun+verb answers the question " what do the noun do"?

so, meaning is quite different.
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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


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https://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/10/science/telescopes-peer-through-cosmic-dust-into-maelstrom-at-galaxy-s-center.html

The most likely explanation for these observations, the astronomers said, is the presence of a black hole. Other astronomers agreed that the results lent strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and probably at the center of many of the 100 billion other galaxies estimated to inhabit the universe. By their nature, black holes cannot be seen directly, only inferred by the behavior of surrounding forces, so their existence has yet to be established beyond doubt.



"And" is a parallelism marker. Since there is an 'of' after 'and' , there has to be an 'of' before 'and'.
Only option A has this construction.

So A is the correct answer.

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New post 10 May 2019, 02:11
Question specifically to GMAT Ninja as the thought process followed mine exactly verbatim.

I know you have said E is not bad either - but does that mean on the exam day E might be the right choice thrown out rather than A? Would you know?

There is this ongoing issue of correct vs incorrect choices being given as answer...
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