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Monday, April 11, 2011

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Hi Simon,
My answers are
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No

Thank you,


Hi Simon,

1. true
2. true
3. false

Hi Simon
Here are my answers,
1-True
2-Not given
3-False

Thank you

My answers are:
1-True
2-False
2-Fals

Hi
This is my answers:
1. True
2. Not Given
3. False

Thank's

hello
My answers are:
1. true
2. false
3. false

Hi Simon
I would say ...
1. True
2. Not given
3. False
Many Thanks

Hi Simon
1. True
2. False
3.True

Hi Simon,

Here are my answers:

1-True
2-Not given
3-False

Kind Regards

Hi Simon,
1.True
2.True
3.Not Given

hello simon,
true, Not given,False.
thank you.

hi simon,
1)NG
2)TRUE
3)FALSE
Thanks....a tons for ur lessons !u r a wonderful person

Hello Simon
This is how I understood the text


1- Not Given (" lays groundwork" means "puts the first basis or the start point" of that field, while "groundbreaking" means that the field already exists, but Newton's text only added "a new innovation" to it.

2- Not given ( At least one of the experts considered Newton as a genius. However, the text does not limit this consideration strictly to that expert . So, there are probably other experts who also consider him as a genius, but the text didn’t give information about them).


3- False ("standing on the shoulders of giants" means "with the help of other great experts")


Hi Simon, my answers are:

1. T
2. T
3. NG

Thanks.

1.NG
2.T
3 F .He was modest. He had gained all understanding and intellectuality from others opinions.

!-n.given
2-t
3-not given

NG
T
F

Probably

1. True
2. Not Given
3. Not Given

Concerning the 3rd question, I assume that "standing on the shoulders of giants" means "Newton's study is based on the achievements of past great scientists/scholars", but I think this is not as direct as "without the help of someone". For example, even though we admit many of our current scientific studies are actually based on Newton's law, do we say "my research was helped by Newton"? I assume there is a nuance. Well, this kind of question is difficult to a non-native speaker, anyway.

Sora

NG
T
F

hi, my answer is
T
NG
F

Hi, I suppose the answer would be as follows:
1. True
2. Not Given
3. False

Thanks for your work.

1.NG
2.TRUE
3.FALSE

Hello,Simon.
my answer is
1,true
2,true
3,not given

thank you for nice question.

Hi there
1-not giveh
2-true
3-false

Hi Simon
Here are my answers,
1-True
2-Not given
3-False

Thanks

hi Simon

Here are my answers:
1. TRUE
2. FALSE
3. NOT GIVEN

Hi Simon!
My answers are
1.NOT GIVEN
2.TRUE
3.FALS

1.True
2. False
3.Not given

Hi simon
my answer is 1TRUE 2 NOT GIVEN 3 FALSE

my answers are
1)True
2)False
3)Not Given

HI...........

1.NOT GIVEN
2.NOT GIVEN
3.NOT GIVEN

Hello guys!
It could have been:

1-False
groundwork isn't equal to groundbreaking

2-True
many scholars... french mathematician... Newton was the greatest genius who ever lived.

3-Not Given
He didn't mentioned about help of others...

1.- False
2.- Not Given
3.- Not Given

1)Not Given...it just says most important but it doesn't suggest ground breaking.

2)True... Newton is considered by many scholars and members of the general public to be one of the most influential people in human history.

3)False...“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Hi Simon, in my opinion
1/ True
2/Not Givenn
3/False

Hi Simon
1, FALSE
2, TRUE
3, FALSE

Hi Simon,

True
False
Not Given

Thanks

In my view,

Not Given(It lays the groundwork for most of classical mechanics.)

True (French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange often said that Newton was the greatest genius who ever lived.)

False (by standing on the shoulders of giants)

(Newton is considered by many scholars and members of the general public to be one of the most influential people in human history).

"Most influential" doesn’t make him a "genius". Many people are "influential" but they are not necessarily "genius".

(French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange often said that Newton was the greatest genius who ever lived).

This sentence mentions "Only one expert-Mathematician is singular here" who regards Newton as a genius. So we have no idea if there are "other experts" who also regard him as a genius.

The answer for (Many experts regard Newton as the greatest genius) would therefore be ( Not Given)

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. TRUE
'lays the groundwork' and 'groundbreaking' give the same idea (even if they don't mean EXACTLY the same thing) - don't "over-think" this question.

2. NOT GIVEN
We only read about one expert who says Newton was the greatest genius - we don't know what other experts think.

3. FALSE
'standing on the shoulders of giants' means that his work depended on the previous work of other scientists (don't "over-think" this question - Newton clearly relied on other people's work, and this is a kind of help).

Hope you liked the exercise!

Hi Simon,

I liked the exercise and little bit coufuse about second question of this task.

In the reading passage 'French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange often said that Newton was the greatest genius who ever lived' means one experts believe that Newton is genious so answer would be False...

Hi Dashyant
If the reading passage said ((((French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange IS THE "ONLY" EXPERT WHO often said that Newton was the greatest genius ever lived))), then the answer would be false.

Hi Dushyant,

Salih (above) is right - we don't know what other experts think, so we have to put NG.

Hi Simon,
you wrote "Newton clearly relied on other people's work, and this is a kind of help" so it should be true?? and ı think that groundbreaking is a really big and new information, not same as the groundwork

Hi Onur,

The question says "without" help.

I agree that those 2 words have different meanings, but in the context they both give the same overall idea.

In the text "one of the most important scientific books" gives the idea of "really big" and "lays the groundwork for most of classical mechanics" gives the idea of "new or original information".

Hi SImon,
My Answers are:

1) Not Given
2) False
3) Not Given

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. TRUE
'lays the groundwork' and 'groundbreaking' give the same idea (even if they don't mean EXACTLY the same thing) - don't "over-think" this question.

2. NOT GIVEN
We only read about one expert who says Newton was the greatest genius - we don't know what other experts think.

3. FALSE
'standing on the shoulders of giants' means that his work depended on the previous work of other scientists (don't "over-think" this question - Newton clearly relied on other people's work, and this is a kind of help).

Simon
thank you for your wonderful lessons!

1True
2True
3False

Hi Bakhtiyor,

Check my answers above.

Hi simon ,
thank you for your website which it is helpful for many.
my enswere.
1- false
2-not given
3- not given

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. TRUE
'lays the groundwork' and 'groundbreaking' give the same idea (even if they don't mean EXACTLY the same thing) - don't "over-think" this question.

2. NOT GIVEN
We only read about one expert who says Newton was the greatest genius - we don't know what other experts think.

3. FALSE
'standing on the shoulders of giants' means that his work depended on the previous work of other scientists (don't "over-think" this question - Newton clearly relied on other people's work, and this is a kind of help).

T
T
F

The correct answers are just above your answers.

Hi Simon,

I am sorry for asking you so late question 2 in this exercise.
In this paragraph, "Newton is considered by many scholars and members of the general public to be one of the most influential people in human history" so could we think that many experts do not regard Newton as the greatest genius? and the answer would be False.

Thank you in advance.

Hi UT,

No, it still has to be 'not given' because there is no connection between the idea of a person being "influential" and being a "genius". 'Influential' refers to the impact on other people, but 'genius' refers to intelligence, so we don't know what the experts thought about Newton's intelligence.

I hope this helps.

Hi Simon,

Thank you very much for your help.
Now i understand it clearly.
If you don't mind please give us many exercises about this question because i think it is so difficult.
Thanks again for your work.
I wish you have a nice working day.

No problem UT.

1-true
2-false
3- not given

Actually my answers were T,F,&NG but after the reasons given by you, now I understand. Thanks Mr. Simon!

1. True
2. False
3. Not Given

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