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Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune

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Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 08:13
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280. Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune flyby, which produced a photograph of a previously undetected moon; this is likely to result in increased governmental support for the hitherto neglected U.S. space program.
(A) this is likely to result in
(B) that will cause
(C) and which is likely to result in
(D) this success is likely to result in
(E) it is likely to result with
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Re: SC1000 #280 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 09:08
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280. Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune flyby, which produced a photograph of a previously undetected moon; this is likely to result in increased governmental support for the hitherto neglected U.S. space program.
(A) this is likely to result in
(B) that will cause
(C) and which is likely to result in
(D) this success is likely to result in
(E) it is likely to result with


It's D.

We need to make sure that the underlined portion has the proper antecedent/reference.
We need find what will result in increased Govt support.
It is "success of the Neptune flyby".
D is very clear.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 10:01
guys, thx for input.

After re-writing this post twice, I came to the following conclusion:

1) "this" in A can refer to "success", since in the prepositional phrase "at the success of the Neptune flyby", "success" is a phrase Object.
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2) It can refer to the independent clause - i.e. "astronomers were amazed"

D removes such ambiguity.
Any objections to such kind of analysis?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 10:06
botirvoy wrote:
guys, thx for input.

After re-writing this post twice, I came to the following conclusion:

1) "this" in A can refer to "success", since in the prepositional phrase "at the success of the Neptune flyby", "success" is a phrase Object.
OR
2) It can refer to the independent clause - i.e. "astronomers were amazed"

D removes such ambiguity.
Any objections to such kind of analysis?


You got the point.... :good

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 12:08
OA is D
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Re: SC1000 #280 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 20:47
seofah,

U r right.. that is the crux of the problem
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Re: SC1000 #280 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 20:56
sagarsabnis wrote:
Why is E wrong??


It in E is not clear....it refers ti flyby, moon or success or something else...

D clears any ambiguity
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Re: SC1000 #280 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 10:40
Here we need to make sure that the success will increase the govt. support.

Only D clearly says that .
Rest of them have ambiguity .
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Re: Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 05:30
IMO D... removes ambiguity ...
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Re: Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 13:05
; kind of end the first phrase and clause, hence instead of just this, it should clearly say This success...
I hope my analysis is correct.

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Re: Even astronomers were amazed at the success of the Neptune   [#permalink] 10 Sep 2013, 13:05
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