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# The idea of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independe

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The idea of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first to appear in Hobbes‘ Leviathan.

(A) of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first to appear
(B) of all men having equality, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, they quoted it extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appearing
(C) for all men to be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(D) that all men are equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(E) that all men would be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appear

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15 Jan 2013, 13:52
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(A) of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first to appear
(B) of all men having equality, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, they quoted it extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appearing
(C) for all men to be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(D) that all men are equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(E) that all men would be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appear

Only on thesse we can conclude that the answer is D
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15 Jan 2013, 14:35
Maybe this is because I am a native speaker but the first three words gave it all away for me....
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25 Jun 2018, 20:36
mikemcgarry wrote:
The idea of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first to appear in Hobbes‘ Leviathan.
(A) of all men being equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first to appear
(B) of all men having equality, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, they quoted it extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appearing
(C) for all men to be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(D) that all men are equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared
(E) that all men would be equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, having been quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appear

For a full discussion of the idioms concerning "idea words" (e.g. idea, belief, view, doctrine, dogma, principle, hypothesis, theory, teaching, ideology, etc. ) as well as a full discussion of this question, see this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-idiom ... ieve-that/

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Hi Mike, The point of confusion with ans "D" here is that - is it correct to list two absolute phrases back to back? i.e cited in the Declaration......, quoted extensively......
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15 Nov 2018, 01:47
The idea (D) that all men are equal, cited in the Declaration of Independence and from there, quoted extensively on numerous occasions, arguably first appeared in Hobbes‘ Leviathan.

Here is your main sentence .
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