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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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21 Jun 2006, 12:01
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" is incorrect... refers to ? the horizon, the positon, etc...
(B) complete mess... "is to be passing" is incorrect
(C) "as Halleyâ€™s comet" unfinished thought... needs a verb for ||sm
(D) "as will Halleyâ€™s comet" meaning it will pass, but not at the same degrees or positon...
(E) "as Halleyâ€™s comet will do" is || and clearly shows that the comet's characteristics will be the same as those of Crommelin comet.

my choice is E
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21 Jun 2006, 20:27
D is the correct answer. In E, "do" is unneccessary
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22 Jun 2006, 05:59

"as will haileys comet" , "do" in option E is not correct
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05 Sep 2006, 17:12
going with E on this...but how come oA is D?

we need a discussion here...
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05 Sep 2006, 21:07
fresinha12 wrote:
going with E on this...but how come oA is D?

we need a discussion here...

Using ellipsis is better than using "do" as a replacement of verb.

Thats why D is better.
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05 Sep 2006, 21:07
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