385. 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
OA is D
Please, explain the preference ONLY between D and E.
that should not be used. Thus A and B are out. Also B is wordy.
C. as halley's comet... leaves you hanging need will
D. as will Halley's comet... Ok
E. will do... addition of do is wordy