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A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron

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Re: A star [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 21:53
Though D is passive i go with D. The emphasis is on mass in D which I think is correct!
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Re: A star [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 22:05
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31. 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.


All the red colored modifiers are incorrect. only D correctly states that "Mass" determines whether the star will compress into a white dwarf or a black hole.
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Re: A star [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 18:25
+1 for D.

Good question !!

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Re: A star [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 01:48
noboru wrote:
31. 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.


+1 D. Correctly addresses pronoun issues.
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Re: A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 02:28
IMO-D

In B- The use of "it" seems to refer to red giant stage and not the star.
In E- The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage is awkward.
In C- "It compresses" seems to refer to the mass and not the star.
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Re: A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 05:41
(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. .---> is mass passing through red giant stage

I guess B can be corrected if
After passing through a red giant stage a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole, depending on its mass.
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Re: A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 07:37
D is the asnswer.
(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.
Mass is what determines the final effect.
"A star,---, will" correct
And "after passing through the red giant stage"---->>> noun modifier clearly modifies the star
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Re: A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 17:15
I think D sounds awkward... but perhaps everyone is right. I was leaning towards E. But I see how it is talking more about the mass than the star... so I'll go with D.
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