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# In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the

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In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the Earth at about the same distance and in about the same position, some 25 degrees above the horizon, that Halleyâ€™s comet will pass the next time it appears.

(A) that Halleyâ€™s comet will pass
(B) that Halleyâ€™s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halleyâ€™s comet
(D) as will Halleyâ€™s comet
(E) as Halleyâ€™s comet will do

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10 Jan 2005, 22:25
D sounds right based on tense.

A seems to be preoccupied with halleys comet passing above the horizon.
B and C are garbage.
E does not seem parallel.
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10 Jan 2005, 22:31
I think E is a better choice
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11 Jan 2005, 07:58
D for me. the phrase '...will do' in choice E does not read well. what will the comet do? pass some 25 degrees above the horizon...? anyway i think D is more idiomatic.
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11 Jan 2005, 08:36
I will go with 'E' but I think there is a comparison error in all of the choices- comparing 'the comet Crommelin' to 'Halleyâ€™s comet'.
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