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The impasse that resulted in the late 19th century from the incompatibilities of electromagnetism with Newtonian physics were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged conventional notions of space and time even today.

A) were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged
B) were so great that it required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework which challenges
C) were so great that they required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework that challenges
D) was so great in requiring the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenged
E) was so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenges

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The impasse that resulted in the late 19th century from the incompatibilities of electromagnetism with Newtonian physics were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged conventional notions of space and time even today.

A) were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->"challenged" in the far end of the underlined portion is incorrect because the "conventional notions of space and time" are challenged even today.

B) were so great that it required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework which challenges
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->"in formulating" is incorrect

C) were so great that they required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework that challenges
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->Who "they"?
->"in formulating" is incorrect.

D) was so great in requiring the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenged
-> "so great in requiring" is incorrect idiom
->->"challenged" in the far end of the underlined portion is incorrect because the "conventional notions of space and time" are challenged even today.

E) was so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenges
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The impasse that resulted in the late 19th century from the incompatibilities of electromagnetism with Newtonian physics were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged conventional notions of space and time even today.

A) were so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework which challenged
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->"challenged" in the far end of the underlined portion is incorrect because the "conventional notions of space and time" are challenged even today.

B) were so great that it required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework which challenges
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->"in formulating" is incorrect

C) were so great that they required the astonishing imagination of Einstein in formulating a new framework that challenges
->"The impasse" is singular. "were" is incorrect.
->Who "they"?
->"in formulating" is incorrect.

D) was so great in requiring the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenged
-> "so great in requiring" is incorrect idiom
->->"challenged" in the far end of the underlined portion is incorrect because the "conventional notions of space and time" are challenged even today.

E) was so great as to require the astonishing imagination of Einstein to formulate a new framework that challenges


Hello,

- Is "impasse" an english word? does "impasses" exist ?
- "was so great as to require" is this idiomatic? Shouldn't this be "was so ... that..." ?

Thanks in advance :)
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- Is "impasse" an english word? does "impasses" exist ?
- "was so great as to require" is this idiomatic? Shouldn't this be "was so ... that..." ?

Thanks in advance :)


According to Oxford dictionary, yes, this is English word and plural form is "impasses"
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hellope wrote:
- Is "impasse" an english word? does "impasses" exist ?
- "was so great as to require" is this idiomatic? Shouldn't this be "was so ... that..." ?

Thanks in advance :)


According to Oxford dictionary, yes, this is English word and plural form is "impasses"


Thanks Harley1980 :)

Do you have any suggestion regarding my second question?

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hellope wrote:
Harley1980 wrote:
hellope wrote:
- Is "impasse" an english word? does "impasses" exist ?
- "was so great as to require" is this idiomatic? Shouldn't this be "was so ... that..." ?

Thanks in advance :)


According to Oxford dictionary, yes, this is English word and plural form is "impasses"


Thanks Harley1980 :)

Do you have any suggestion regarding my second question?

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"So.. as to.." and "so .. that" are both correct. Please refer to this post below:

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Split #1: good old-fashioned subject-verb agreement! The subject is the word "impasse", which is singular. A whole lot of plural stuff follows this in the modifier, but the subject is singular and requires a singular verb. The verb "were" is incorrect, and Choices (A) & (B) & (C) make this mistake. The correct verb is "was", which the other three choices have.

Split #2: the idioms with "so". The idiom "so great that it required" is perfectly correct: this is what choices (B) & (C) have this. The idiom "so great as to require" is also perfectly correct: choices (A) & (E) have this. The construction "so great in requiring" is 100% unacceptable, and choice (D) makes this mistake.
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