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believe it to be/believe to be of [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 04:13
Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is
(B) that they believe it to be
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
(E) they believe to be of
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Re: believe it to be/believe to be of [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 08:50
lgon wrote:
Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is
(B) that they believe it to be
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
(E) they believe to be of


believe X to be Y is correct idiom.

Between B & E. E is concise and clear. B changes the meaning by saying that DSN is a type itself.
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Re: believe it to be/believe to be of [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 11:23
E is the answer.
In B, "it" is redundant
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Re: believe it to be/believe to be of [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 14:08
E
Re: believe it to be/believe to be of   [#permalink] 20 Nov 2008, 14:08
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