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# In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such

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In no other historical sighting did Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

(A) did its return in 1910–1911
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911
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10 Jul 2007, 18:35
I got it down to A or D.
Will go with A since in D, return of does not seem ok. return in is correct i believe
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17 Aug 2008, 05:12
In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A did its return in 1910-1911
C in its return of 1910-1911
D its return of 1910-1911 did
E its return in 1910-1911
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18 Aug 2008, 15:01
i thought of A

the only difference between D and A is "its return in" and "its return of"

which one is more idiomatic ..huh ??
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20 Aug 2008, 07:55
C should be the anser. The sentence starts with "In no other....."
So the comparison should also have "in".

In no other ..... as in ......
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hibloom wrote:
In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A did its return in 1910-1911
C in its return of 1910-1911
D its return of 1910-1911 did
E its return in 1910-1911

Lets rewrite the sentence.

Halley 's comet did cause ( caused) such a worlwide sensation in no other historical sighting as in its return of 1910-1911
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10 Nov 2008, 14:22
To wake a long dead thread, the answer is C according to prep, but I'm wondering what differentiates C from E, I guess "the return" doesn't qualify as "a sighting"
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10 Nov 2008, 17:44
C shld be the ans bcos of parallelism.
In no other......as in.....
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gamjatang wrote:
In no other historical sighting did Halleyâ€™s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A. did its return in 1910-1911

C. in its return of 1910-1911

D. its return of 1910-1911 did

E. its return in 1910-1911

Lets bring Obama into the picture instead of Hally, the comet for a moment

Rephrase with C - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as (he did) in his presidential race of 2008. (We can omit 'he did' and still convey the same meaning)
Sensation caused by Obama in all the previous elections is compared with sensation caused by Obama in presidential race.)
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (it did) in its return of 1910-1911

Rephrase with A - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as did his presidential race of 2008. ( Incorrect comparison. Sensation caused by Obama in all the previous elections is compared incorrectly with sensation caused by presidential election. But we should compare sensations caused by Obama in both the cases.)
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (did its return in 1910-1911)

B - no need to discuss. Had is not necessary. Changes the meaning.

Rephrase with D - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as his presidential race of 2008 did. (again sensation by Obama is compared with sensation caused by presidential election. Same problem as A.
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (its return of 1910-1911 did )

Rephrase with E - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as his presidential race of 2008. ( Here sentence ends abruptly. Here sensation caused by Obama is compared with presidential race itself.
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as its return in 1910-1911

Ofcourse we all can come up with explanations once we know OA.
Nice One. +1 to the poster.
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10 Nov 2008, 19:58
after knowing the OA, i would concur it is C ' Parrellism' However i would have chosen E . Perhaps not carefully doing POE.
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12 Nov 2008, 05:39
'C' implies to mean the sensation occurred during its return and not on the return of the comet itself....

Between A ,D and E, auxiliary verb "did" can be omitted to still keep the meaning intact.

IMO E.
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In no other historical sighting did Halley's Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

(A) did its return in 1910-1911

(C) in its return of 1910-1911

(D) its return of 1910-1911 did

(E) its return in 1910-1911
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04 Jul 2009, 11:36
I agree with answer choice A. After as a verb should be used. So, A or B. B is not correct, therefore my answer is A.
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05 Jul 2009, 11:25
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In no other historical sighting did Halley's Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

(A) did its return in 1910-1911

(C) in its return of 1910-1911

(D) its return of 1910-1911 did

(E) its return in 1910-1911

I'd go with C, to maintain proper parallelism "IN no other......as IN...."

'Historical sighting' is an event and it should be parallel to an event, we could use 'return' that represents a noun here.

In choice A, we are trying to compare an event with an year, which is incorrect.

IMO C is correct.
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05 Jul 2009, 13:20
C makes this sentence parallel..had this one on my GMATPREP test. I picked A and got it wrong
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05 Jul 2009, 17:20
Can someone please explain why all other choices are wrong?
I understand that "C" is correct
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06 Jul 2009, 01:35
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Can someone please explain why all other choices are wrong?
I understand that "C" is correct

In no other historical sighting did Halley's Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as

If you look at the bold words,only in after as makes sense
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06 Jul 2009, 02:24
IMHO C.
It uses the correct parallel structure by starting the phrase with in
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06 Jul 2009, 09:23
Dear All,

In the 12th ed, the OA is indeed (C).

Options (A) and (D) are wrong as the comparison is between the comet and its return. Choice (C) grammatically compares parallel prepositional phrases beginning with the preposition in: in no other sighting and in its return in 1910-1911.

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In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

a) did its return in 1910-1911
c) in its return of 1910-1911
d) its return of 1910-1911 did
e) its return in 1910-1911
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10 Nov 2009, 16:34
A - In no other event X did A as did B. A has parallel structure.
B – wrong tense.
C – “as in” does not draw comparison which is the intention.
D – “did” is in the wrong position to be parallel
E – missing “did”.

I’m choosing A for the parallel “did”, although E does sort of sound right as well.
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