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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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2005, 04:39
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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 Halley’s comet will pass the next time it appears.

(A) that Halley’s comet will pass
(B) that Halley’s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley’s comet
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2005, 05:29
IMO

the correct idiom here should be: the same x as y
Therefore, I go for C

Logically it also makes no sence to state that Crommelin passed (past) the earth at the same blah blah as Halley's comet will do, because it is in the future. You may argue, that is has been predicted, that Halley will pass at a distinct speed and distance, but then the sentence should add: at the same speed as Halley is predicted to be passing / usually passes.

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Upon reading the sentence over and over again I change to E... sounds nicer :P
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Re: SC- Halley's Comet [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2005, 07:59
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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 Halley’s comet will pass the next time it appears.

(A) that Halley’s comet will pass
(B) that Halley’s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley’s comet
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do


D.

If you remove the 25 degree part (in bold italic) the sentnece makes more sense with option D.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 01:35
"Same distance as..." is the correct idiom so that eliminates A & B.

<b>D</b> is the best answer among the remaining three choices.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 04:53
Not easy choice. The correct idiom is the same ... as....
Discard A and B. C is incorrect, because the distance and the position at which Crommelin passed to the Halley's postion and distance.
Between D and E, I prefer D. E can't be correct, it needs an object.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 05:00
OA is D. I dont have an OE for this but the last explanation sounds good.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 05:26
A - It means that 25 degrees above hoprizon is some point. Which is incorrect.
B - Tense is wrong.
C - Changes the meaning of the sentence.
D - Correct answer.
E - Wordy and changes the meaning.


Hence D is the answer.
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