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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: SC: Halley's comet [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2005, 19:30
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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

My answer is D.

@_@ any ideas?


It is a bit confusing ..but the key to realize is that we need to maintain parallel construction
...did Halley’s comet ....as did its...
which is only in A
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2005, 19:42
'A' is good. Only 'A' maintains the llism.

'D' does not fit in llism, just fit back 'A' & 'D' in original sentence & read.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 03:47
In no other historical sighting did Halley’s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did sighting its return in 1910-1911.


just replace did with sighting, it will sound much beter. so A is the right answer.
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In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 07:23
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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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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 08:28
I`ll take (A) for the simple past tense. B was the next best choice but the sentence doesn`t need the past perfect.
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I would choose C here because of parallelism in.. in
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2005, 19:26
'C' it is...

The llism, "In no other historical sighting ....as in...."
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2006, 19:57
A it is

1) A past tense returned is needed to refer to the period 1910-1911, so did return makes sense
2) use of Inversion || "did"
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2006, 20:57
I'll guess A. Very tough question. I'm a kind of unfamiliar with this structure.

Can anyone give a formal GMAT explanation to this one, please. If you get a question like this one, what should be do? Should we memorize the standard structure or use our logic.
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C for me [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2006, 20:59
I think C is the best option. Had the sentence said "No other historical sighting of Halley's comet caused such a worldwide sensation as ......" then I would go with A or E. But the subject of the sentence is Halley's comet and hence the end needs to relate to the comet and hence in its return of 1910-1911.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2006, 23:30
I was stuck between A and C... C solved the prob of parallelism but in return of 1910-1911 sounded awkward... A was not parallel..
So guess we have to pick the better of the eveils..which is C
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2006, 20:03
IMO C is the best..to maintain IIism with "in no other"
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In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2006, 06:27
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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A for ||ism.

Cant be C and D. "return of" illogically suggests the return of 1910, rather than of the commet.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2006, 07:45
Should be A.

In no other historical sighting did Halley’s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2006, 08:03
One more for A.

A. did its return in 1910-1911 - parallel. Good.
B. had its 1910-1911 return - not parallel.
C. in its return of 1910-1911 - 'as in its return' is just plain wrong. should be 'as its'. Also of should be replaced by in.
D. its return of 1910-1911 did - wrong. should be its return in .
E. its return in 1910-1911 - wrong. not parallel(need did)
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SC-Halley’s comet [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2006, 09:32
I just realised after reading it again that the answer should be A.

Because I realised that the X before the as has to be parallel to the Y. Since its GMATClub I can afford to change, but I can't do it in the exam :oops:

Definitely making a note of this.
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Re: SC-HalleyтАЩs comet [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2006, 14:21
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In no other historical sighting did HalleyтАЩs 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


I'll pick C for the parallel "in" construction. return of 1910-1911 sound acceptable when speaking of historical events (as in: the revolution of 1917)
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In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2006, 20:21
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
In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such   [#permalink] 19 Oct 2006, 20:21
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