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# Good one to drill the basics: Another OG clone.

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Good one to drill the basics: Another OG clone.

Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting
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31 Aug 2006, 18:46
the atoms and molecules created and persisted

C for me
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31 Aug 2006, 20:00
It has to be C because atoms created and persisted is correct here.

B is wrong because persists seems like its still persisting.....

And plus atoms, particles.. they are plural, if we were to use , persist could have been a better choice than persists.
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31 Aug 2006, 21:02
Going completely off the track and between A and E picking A.

Reason: describes a logical flow of events.. created by explosion and persisting in space..

although I know that the formation is not parallel, it maintains the sequence of events.
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01 Sep 2006, 01:27
u2lover wrote:
the atoms and molecules created and persisted

C for me

That's a trap!! U2Lover Girl, you gotta study those 70 SCs.

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Today's SC-

Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting

From the SC test page #19

19. Scientists have recently discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on Earth, a giant fungus that is an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and rootlike tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore some 10,300 years ago and extending for more than 33 acres in the soil of a Michigan forest.

(A) extending
(B) extends
(C) extended
(D) it extended
(E) is extending

The OA for both is (A). Let's master this pattern.

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01 Sep 2006, 01:46
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
particles that comprise X and Y.... and [particles] persisting

B. persists

C. persisted
the sentence doesn't go with created and persisted.... created is about atoms while persisted is about particles...

D. they persist
they problem

E. are persisting
are is wrong here...

So I am going with A, but I could be wrong....
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01 Sep 2006, 13:04
I found some good notes (not in electronic form though) on verbals (infinitives, gerunds and partciples). I'll post it once I get hold of a scanner (too lazy to type all that) .
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01 Sep 2006, 19:52
This is a straight A.

||ism of past participle and present participle.
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03 Sep 2006, 09:15
GMATT73 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
the atoms and molecules created and persisted

C for me

That's a trap!! U2Lover Girl, you gotta study those 70 SCs.

What are the 70 SCs? Could you pls link me up with it?
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03 Sep 2006, 09:26
gk3.14 wrote:
yes, please .. could you point to the 70 scs?

I think it's here:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=34300
03 Sep 2006, 09:26
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