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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented envisioning of the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a

B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a

C. a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well

D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of

E. critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own

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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented envisioning of the results of his early experiments in his “Essay on Heat and Light,” a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

A. a critique of all chemistrysince Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a

B. a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a

C. a critique of all chemistryafter Robert Boyle and envisioning as well

D. critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of

E. critiquing all the chemistry done sinceRobert Boyle as well as his own

I filtered the options by these two options
1. critique vs critiquing
2. since vs following vs after vs from

I want someone to comment on option 2. can we use it effectively to filter the options in sentences such as these?
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SPLIT1) PARALLELISM. A CRITIQUE AND A VISION ARE PARALLEL. CRITIQUING AND ENVISIONING ARE PARALLEL. B, C, AND D ARE OUT.

SPLIT2) "AS WELL AS HIS OWN" IS STRANGE. THE WHOLE SENTENCE IS TALKING ABOUT DAVY'S WORK, WHY IS THERE A NEED TO SAY "HIS OWN ENVISIONING". "HIS OWN" IS REDUDANDT. E IS OUT.

SPLIT3) A CRITIQUE VS CRITIQUING. I WENT WITH "A CRITIQUE" BECAUSE THE PRIOR PART PART INTRODUCED A WORK THAT NEEDED TO BE DEFINED, "A CRITIQUE" AFTER THE COMMA DEFINED THE PRIOR PART OF THE SENTENCE CORRECTLY, WHILE CRITIQUING JUST ADDED MORE SUSPENSE. IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE RULE FOR CRITIQUE VS CRITIQUING I WILL GIVE YOU KUDOS.

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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his "Essay on Heat and Light", a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

(A) a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
(B) a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
(C) a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
(D) critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
(E) critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own envisioning of


A Correct.
B "And also" is redundant.
C "Envisioning" is not parallel with "critique."
D "And also" is redundant.
E "Critiquing" is not parallel with "his own envisioning" because the former is a simple gerund and the latter a complex gerund.

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Hi All,

The question reads: The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his "Essay on Heat and Light", a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

The correct answer is A: "a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a"

My problem in trying to understand why this answer is correct is related to the phrase "since Robert Boyle". Does this not indicate that Robert Boyle (a person) is a "time period"? Surely it should say something like "since the work of Robert Boyle"? I feel that "since Robert Boyle" is a little ambiguous, it could mean "since Robert Boyle's death", "since the work done by Robert Boyle", etc.

Any advice on this or am I reading too deeply into it? :)

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hey guys,

I read that As well as is redundant and always wrong, how A is right?

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Can anyone please help me out with question. I am not getting it

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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his "Essay on Heat and Light", a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

(A) a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a
(B) a critique of all chemistry following Robert Boyle and also his envisioning of a
(C) a critique of all chemistry after Robert Boyle and envisioning as well
(D) critiquing all chemistry from Robert Boyle forward and also a vision of
(E) critiquing all the chemistry done since Robert Boyle as well as his own envisioning of



Hi,

I think you should first look at the structure of the sentence..

1) the underlined portion describes the BOOK " essay on heart and light", so the underlined portion should start with appositive modifier, which is generally used as a noun modifier..
so a present participle CRITIQUING is wrong here and ' a critique' is correct
critique means a detailed analysis of something

this should get you down to three choices : A, B and C

2) parallelism
'a critique' should be parallel with 'a vision'

so only A is left

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