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# Unlike the belief accepted by many of his fellow physicists that

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Unlike the belief accepted by many of his fellow physicists that electrical resistance increases continuously when magnetic forces are applied, Klaus von Klitzing made new observations of how electrical resistance rises in a series of discrete steps at the quantum level, and in 1985, at the age of 42, won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of an extremely precise measure for determining electrical resistance.

A. Unlike the belief held by many of his fellow physicists that electrical resistance increases

B. Although many of his fellow physicists were of the belief of electrical resistance increasing

C. Contrary to many of his fellow physicists believing that electrical resistance increases

D. Though many of his fellow physicists believed that electrical resistance increases

E. Even while many of his fellow physicists believed in that electrical resistance increases

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Unlike the belief accepted by many of his fellow physicists that electrical resistance increases continuously when magnetic forces are applied, Klaus von Klitzing made new observations of how electrical resistance rises in a series of discrete steps at the quantum level, and in 1985, at the age of 42, won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of an extremely precise measure for determining electrical resistance.

A. Unlike the belief held by many of his fellow physicists that electrical resistance increases - Unlike the belief, the belief should be there - Incorrect as Klaus follows a comma

B. Although many of his fellow physicists were of the belief of electrical resistance increasing - Not parallel - Although X, Y, increasing - present continuous doesn't go with the sentence structure

C. Contrary to many of his fellow physicists believing that electrical resistance increases - believing if taken as present continuous verb doesn't make sense - Incorrect

D. Though many of his fellow physicists believed that electrical resistance increases - Correct

E. Even while many of his fellow physicists believed in that electrical resistance increases - in that is incorrect
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05 Feb 2020, 20:55
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

When we see that this sentence contains a comparison, we should double-check that the sentence's grammar compares the correct things. In the original sentence, "the belief" is compared with "Klaus von Klitzing," which doesn't make sense. All of our other choices fix this problem in various ways, but only one does so clearly.
Choices (B) and (C) use -ing verbs unnecessarily, making the sentence convoluted and confusing.
Choice (D) is clear.
Choice (E) might seem tempting, but the phrase "even while" doesn't make sense here because the sentence does not refer to a particular moment in time.

The correct answer is Choice (D)

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