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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
(B) had its 1910–1911 return
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911
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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 03:09
In no other historical sighting did Halley’s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

I can re-read this so that I can arrive at answer.


H's C caused such a worldwide sensation IN no other historical sightings as IN ....

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In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 11:04
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.
B) had its 1910-1911 return.
C) in its return of 1910-1911.
D) its return of 1910-1911 did.
E) its return in 1910-1911.

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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 15:28
It's definitely C. In is parallel with In!
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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2013, 22:30
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I've a question - C stands out from the rest for sure, but "in its return of 1910–1911" isn't this structure bit awkward?
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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 09:50
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I've a question - C stands out from the rest for sure, but "in its return of 1910–1911" isn't this structure bit awkward?


Hi bagdbmba,

Sometimes a grammatically correct sentence might sound awkward, most probably because we are not used to a particular usage in our colloquial language.

For this reason, it is not advisable to identify errors based on how a sentence sounds.

This sentence presents a clear comparison and both the entities (in no other historical sighting and in its return of 1910-1911) are clearly parallel.

Therefore option C is the correct answer.

Also, since this is an official sentence, we can learn from this sentence that this usage is correct. :)


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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2013, 01:20
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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
(B) had its 1910–1911 return
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911


Hello, this question is from OG12, q 138.
The answer is C 'in its return...'.

I dont understand this structure and what they are comparing.
Could you explain these points?
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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 01:36
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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
(B) had its 1910–1911 return
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911


We're not comparing the Comet, we're comparing historical sightings... "IN no other X... as IN [the X of 1910-1911]".. It's paramount to keep track of what we're comparing. "Its" in A/B/D/E clearly refers to one thing, and in this case "its" might arguably be ambiguous as it might be the subject sighting or the object Comet... Nevertheless, it's more probable that "its" refers to Comet than sighting, so C is the only one that works.
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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 22:58
Hi E-GMAT,

Whenever we used "AS" for comparision. Then "AS" should be followed by a clause. But in this sentence "In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as in its return of 1910-1911"

The two items which are compared are 1.In no other historical sighting & 2.in its return of 1910-1911. which are prepositional phares . So is there any rule ,which i'm missing?

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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 06:55
In no other historical sighting did Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

THE CORRECT SENTENCE SHOULD BE :-
In no other historical sightingdid Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (it did) in its return of 1910-1911.
THE HIGHLIGHTED PORTIONS SHOULD BE PARALLEL---THE DID SHOULD BE PARALLEL-----(IT DID) PORTION CAN BE ELLIPSE.......
(A) did its return in 1910–1911
(B) had its 1910–1911 return
(C) in its return of 1910–1911... CORRECT
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911


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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 10:28
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Hi E-GMAT,

Whenever we used "AS" for comparision. Then "AS" should be followed by a clause. But in this sentence "In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as in its return of 1910-1911"

The two items which are compared are 1.In no other historical sighting & 2.in its return of 1910-1911. which are prepositional phares . So is there any rule ,which i'm missing?

Thanks

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Dear Nitin,

Thank you for posting your query here. As the previous poster has correctly pointed out, "it did" has been omitted in this sentence. This is a case of ellipsis, which can be applied in comparisons as long as the intended meaning is clear. This rule is covered in our concept file on comparisons as well as in our live session on Parallelism. Be sure to review those, if you haven't already done so. :)

To be sure that ellipsis is used correctly, first identify the two entities being compared. In this case, the two entities are:

1. The worldwide sensation Halley's Comet caused in other historical sightings
2. The worldwide sensation Halley's Comet caused in its return in 1910-11.

Since this intended meaning is clear in option C, it is the best choice.

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

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Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2014, 09:38
I think I found a way to attack this question.
Rewriting helps in this situation, at least it helped me.

Harley's comet did not cause such a worldwide sensation in any (no-->any because of "did not") other historical sighting as it did it its return of 1910-1911.

Harley's comet did not cause such a worldwide sensation in any other historical sighting as in its return of 1910-1911. (you can remove "it did" without changing the meaning)
Re: In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2014, 09:38
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