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# It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth

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It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.
(A) again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be
(B) venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being
(C) will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being
(D) venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be
(E) will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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29 Sep 2004, 18:53
My vote is for D.

I straightaway eliminated b,C and E as 'being' was used.
A and D look alike except for the positioning of words.
I chose D.
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29 Sep 2004, 19:54
E.

Spacecraft is singular and needs ventures (if present) or will venture (for future). Also will is needed to show future. ABD out.

between, C and E, I chose E, since planet modifies mars correctly, again modifies venture correctly and now modifies known correctly.
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29 Sep 2004, 20:02
Agree with E
"known as being"
and
"known to be"
are both correct idioms
The latter is much more common although the first is not wrong. This is an example of the first:
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808403510
Look at the rightmost grey column at date 7/19/02 and you will read "Lucas Black, who is best-known as being the young boy with the "theeeeck" southern accent..."
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29 Sep 2004, 20:31
Yes, I wanted to write on being, but forgot.

being is not altogether a bad word to reject all being choices.
Being is oaky when used to express the sense of "being in some state"
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30 Sep 2004, 09:11
On official GMAT quesitons, sentences with the word "being" are almost always wrong. In this case, I felt it was the best choice but how do we know on the actual GMAT whether or not it is okay.
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03 Oct 2004, 01:19
great advice guys. I am pretty weak on SC...helps a lot reading it all.
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03 Oct 2004, 11:58
Could someone wise develop the importance of "again" and "now" locations in this one ?
Future seems to be not necessary here. I don't understand why... Is the use of "would" considered to be better in this case ?
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03 Oct 2004, 19:34
Agree with A. "will again" is certainly redundant
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14 Oct 2006, 20:05
Here is another one that many people missed (including myself)

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14 Oct 2006, 20:09
I blindly followed conventional logic of avoiding "being". Chose A.
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14 Oct 2006, 21:15
i go for A.

C E are wrong because of will.

B is wrong because of "for being". we know Mars not because it is cold, etc.
also, it is best that Mars is the last word, so the appositive is clear.

D loses to A and B for concision.
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15 Oct 2006, 04:44
Doesn't the subject "spacecraft from Earth " need the verb "ventures" in stead of plural form 'venture'? Can someone explain why venture is still a valid verb here?

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15 Oct 2006, 06:25
Paul wrote:
Agree with A. "will again" is certainly redundant

Paul spotted the flaw first.
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16 Oct 2006, 01:55
Narrowed it down to A and E. Picked A because E has -ing
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