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Renaissance scientist Copernicus found that his rejection of the Ptole

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Renaissance scientist Copernicus found that his rejection of the Ptolemaic system placed him at odds not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe.


(A) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(B) opposing the Church and the scientific community of his day, and also the ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(C) not only in opposition to the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(D) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship captains, who calculated their navigations on a geocentric basis

(E) opposing not only churchmen and scientists, but the ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

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A : Correct Answer
B : odds opposing... Redundant and opposing seems to modify odds
C : not only.. But is incorrect. It should be not only... But also
D : same error as C , also calculated their navigations is awkward and redundant
E : churchmen changes the meaning. Hence incorrect

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nahid007 wrote:
Renaissance scientist Copernicus found that his rejection of the Ptolemaic system placed
him at odds not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also
with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe.


(A) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with
ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(B) opposing the Church and the scientific community of his day, and also the ship
captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(C) not only in opposition to the Church and the scientific community of his day, but
with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(D) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship
captains, who calculated their navigations on a geocentric basis
(E) opposing not only churchmen and scientists, but the ship captains, who navigated
according to a geocentric universe




Renaissance scientist Copernicus found that his rejection of the Ptolemaic system placed
him at odds not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also
with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe.

(A) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with
ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(B) opposing the Church and the scientific community of his day, and also the ship
captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(C) not only in opposition to the Church and the scientific community of his day, but
with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe
(D) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship
captains, who calculated their navigations on a geocentric basis
(E) opposing not only churchmen and scientists, but the ship captains, who navigated
according to a geocentric universe
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A : Correct Answer
B : odds opposing... Redundant and opposing seems to modify odds
C : not only.. But is incorrect. It should be not only... But also
D : same error as C , also calculated their navigations is awkward and redundant
E : churchmen changes the meaning. Hence incorrect
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New post 16 Jan 2017, 13:31
"Not only... but" is not a wrong idiom.
Not X but Y
Not only x but also Y
Not x but rather Y
Not only X but Y

All are correct idioms.
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nahid007 wrote:
Renaissance scientist Copernicus found that his rejection of the Ptolemaic system placed him at odds not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe.


(A) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but also with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(B) opposing the Church and the scientific community of his day, and also the ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(C) not only in opposition to the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe

(D) not only with the Church and the scientific community of his day, but with ship captains, who calculated their navigations on a geocentric basis

(E) opposing not only churchmen and scientists, but the ship captains, who navigated according to a geocentric universe


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The correct phrase is “at odds with,” not “at odds . . . opposing,” in (B) and (E), or “at odds . . .in opposi- tion,” in (C). It’s better to say “navigated according to a geocentric universe” than “calculated their naviga- tions on a geocentric basis,” in (D).
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