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# Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light;

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Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; [#permalink]  17 Aug 2012, 03:09
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Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower.

A) many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower.
B) many people are known to have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed.
C) there are many known people who have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed.
D) after a meteor shower is observed, there are many people who have rekindled their faith
E) rekindling their faith is known for many people after a meteor shower is observed.
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Re: Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; [#permalink]  17 Aug 2012, 05:06
ananthpatri wrote:
Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower.

A) many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower. passive voice +present tense is incorrect
B) many people are known to have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed. Correct
C) there are many known people who have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed.redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
D) after a meteor shower is observed, there are many people who have rekindled their faith. redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
E) rekindling their faith is known for many people after a meteor shower is observed.
E bad construction. Not clear who's rekindling
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Re: Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; [#permalink]  18 Aug 2012, 02:34
It may not be correct to look at this issue in active or passive voice context. After all passive voice is not taboo in GMAT
Besides, there is virtually no choice without the use of passive voice.
‘Are known’ in A, ‘are known’ and ‘has been observed’ in B, and C, ‘is observed’ in D and E, are all in passive voice.
Another point is that the use of once in choices B and C does not gel well within the meaning. Once may be used to mean as soon as or at that very moment. In a remote sense, it may also mean that some people require seeing such cosmic phenomena just one time and then they are inclined to stoke their dormant faiths.
All these are general observations and generalizations. The use of present tense is acceptable in such instances, IMO.
Ignoring the passive voice insinuation, I would rather prefer A
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Re: Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; [#permalink]  18 Aug 2012, 09:34
yashii9 wrote:
ananthpatri wrote:
Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower.

A) many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower. passive voice +present tense is incorrect
B) many people are known to have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed. Correct
C) there are many known people who have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed.redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
D) after a meteor shower is observed, there are many people who have rekindled their faith. redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
E) rekindling their faith is known for many people after a meteor shower is observed.
E bad construction. Not clear who's rekindling

I see an issue an the explanation of C and D. I agree with the redundancy thingy but fail to digest that 'have re-kindled' is wrong in active voice.
e.g.,
Ram, who has never attended college, invented a new design of engine.
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Re: Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; [#permalink]  19 Aug 2012, 02:52
catfreak wrote:
yashii9 wrote:
ananthpatri wrote:
Astronomical occurrences can be viewed in a religious light; many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower.

A) many people are known to rekindle their faith after the observation of a meteor shower. passive voice +present tense is incorrect
B) many people are known to have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed. Correct
C) there are many known people who have rekindled their faith once a meteor shower has been observed.redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
D) after a meteor shower is observed, there are many people who have rekindled their faith. redundant also have re-kindled is not correct in active voice
E) rekindling their faith is known for many people after a meteor shower is observed.
E bad construction. Not clear who's rekindling

I see an issue an the explanation of C and D. I agree with the redundancy thingy but fail to digest that 'have re-kindled' is wrong in active voice.
e.g.,
Ram, who has never attended college, invented a new design of engine.

Hi,

I chose C because of there are construction. Can u please explain what exactly is wrong with C and where ubfind redundancy.

Thanks
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