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Among the 1,500 sources of gamma rays Fermi has mapped so far, nothing resembles the bubble-shaped structures, that stretches across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo and the constellation Grus.
A. that stretches across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo and the constellation Grus.
B. that stretch across greater than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
C. which stretches across an area more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
D. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky, starting from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
E. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
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IMO E.
First comma should be followed with "which". The second comma in D makes the sentence clumsy. Stretch from X to Y seems more concise that Stretch.. starting from X to Y . Starting is redundant here i guess.

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D. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky, starting from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
E. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky from the (comma missing) constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus

Option D. "Starting from" should also have an "ending at" which is missing in this sentence

OA is E

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30 Oct 2013, 18:45
I understand E is clearly the best option. But isn't E also a run on sentence?
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I understand E is clearly the best option. But isn't E also a run on sentence?

The definition of a run-on sentence is a sentence that has two or more independent clauses that aren't properly connected. Independent clauses can stand alone as separate sentences. In this sentence, you have an introductory Dependent clause (Among the...so far,) followed by an Independent clause (nothing...structures,) followed by another Dependent clause (which...Grus). Since there is only a single Independent clause this cannot be a run-on sentence.

I will admit that the sentence is awkward from a meaning standpoint. In E, the core of the sentence is only "Nothing resembles the bubble-shaped structures". "Which" is a non-essential modifier, meaning that we can leave it out of the sentence without really impacting the meaning. "That", on the other hand, is an essential modifier and needs to be part of the sentence for the sentence to make sense. I would argue that you would probably be better off with "that" instead of "which" for the final clause in this sentence, but obviously there are no valid choices using "that".

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31 Oct 2013, 00:33
Hi KyleWiddison

why not B is correct??

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why not B is correct??

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Yes, good question here. B is very similar to E and is a tempting answer. It has an idiom problem though. We wouldn't say 'greater than half' in this setup - we need to say 'more than half'.

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prasannajeet wrote:
Hi KyleWiddison

why not B is correct??

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Yes, good question here. B is very similar to E and is a tempting answer. It has an idiom problem though. We wouldn't say 'greater than half' in this setup - we need to say 'more than half'.

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31 Oct 2013, 09:47
Made a mistake, in D you need something else to complete the "strating at"

Therefore leading only E!

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prasannajeet wrote:
Hi KyleWiddison

why not B is correct??

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Yes, good question here. B is very similar to E and is a tempting answer. It has an idiom problem though. We wouldn't say 'greater than half' in this setup - we need to say 'more than half'.

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Hi KW, (or anyone)

One question, is the comma before the underlined phrase enough to get rid of 'that' and instead opt for 'which', which always needs a comma before as opposed to 'that'?

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Hi KW, (or anyone)

One question, is the comma before the underlined phrase enough to get rid of 'that' and instead opt for 'which', which always needs a comma before as opposed to 'that'?

Please let us know

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Hello,
As long as that is used as a relative pronoun clause, it need not be followed by a comma (atleast on the GMAT), but if that is used as a conjunction, it can be followed by a comma. Anyway, here we see that that is used as a relative pronoun introducing restrictive information.
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E distorts meaning..without the comma after ..visible sky, the end phrase becomes part of main sentence giving the implication that more than half of the part of visible sky from Virgo to Grus is the part that is affected
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prasannajeet wrote:
Hi KyleWiddison

why not B is correct??

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Yes, good question here. B is very similar to E and is a tempting answer. It has an idiom problem though. We wouldn't say 'greater than half' in this setup - we need to say 'more than half'.

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Kyle, I chose D because FROM X TO Y made sense to me. Can you claridy my doubt. I recognised E as potential answer but let it because of missing comma.
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Among the 1,500 sources of gamma rays Fermi has mapped so far, nothing resembles the bubble-shaped structures, that stretches across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo and the constellation Grus.
A. that stretches across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo and the constellation Grus.
B. that stretch across greater than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
C. which stretches across an area more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
D. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky, starting from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.
E. which stretch across more than half of the visible sky from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus.

undoubtedly E.

we do not need a comma before that. A and B are eliminated right away.
C - which stretches - singular verb for the plural noun structures - incorrect. - out.
between D and E - ing modifier needs to associate with the noun and verb of the preceded clause. nothing resembles the BSS, starting from X to Y...incorrect usage of ing modifier.
E is better formulated, as now the range associates with the verb "stretch".

E is the answer.
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