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A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 07:28
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A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

(A) A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.
(B) After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(C) After passing through a red giant stage, a star’s mass will determine if it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(D) Mass determines whether a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(E) The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will determine whether it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.


Not able to pin point what is wrong in original sentence. Can someone help in finding out the mistake and then analysis on available choices.
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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 08:16
Thanks for your response.

Would like to know what should be the correct modifier if we have to correct the choice A ?

If modifier was like 'Depending on its mass', would (A) be correct answer?


nitya34 wrote:
I can try and can eliminate 3

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A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

(A) A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.(WRONG MODIFIER)
(B) After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(C) After passing through a red giant stage, a star’s mass will determine if it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.--WHOM IT is REFERRING TO?
(D) Mass determines whether a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(E) The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will determine whether it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.--EHAT's IT? MASS OF The Star is not Compressing itself :)

so between B and D
B has Prob with MODIFIER
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(B) After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.




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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 09:25
As Manhattan SC Book says
Meaning is very Important in every SC Q

Correct Grammer comes later,IMO
also wordiness etc..comes later
Here author is saying
There is a STAGE called RGS . Once the Star passes through RGS, it(STAR) will either compress into one of the three D, N or Black Hole)
and this will happen depending on the MASS of the STAR
now re read option A(Original Q)
"IT" has wrong referrent
WHOM "it" is referring to??
"Depending on the mass " is wrongly placed.

(A) A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.
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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 19:21
B.

A is obvious wrong. "Depending on mass" placed at the end has an ambigous meaning.
D is eliminated since Mass is now the subject of the sentence.

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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 02:01
OA-D

IN B--again misplaced Modifier Issue

After passing through a red giant stage and depending on its mass should not be placed side by side.
who is Passing through?? "depending on its mass" or "Star"?
so B-OUT
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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 13:02
asthanap wrote:
OA-D

Thanks for analysis.


nitya34 wrote:
OA-D

IN B--again misplaced Modifier Issue

After passing through a red giant stage and depending on its mass should not be placed side by side.
who is Passing through?? "depending on its mass" or "Star"?
so B-OUT


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Re: SC-Stars [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2009, 15:02
I found this question as part of SC1000 Q#31
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