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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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 03:38
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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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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 03:59
A is fine.
' known to be ' is better then ' known as being '
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 08:39
Spacecraft is singular, then how is it that none of the options have the verb in this form??????????
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 08:40
zoom612 wrote:
Spacecraft is singular, then how is it that none of the options have the verb in this form??????????


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spacecraft can be used as singular or plural.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 08:44
Thanks Vivek! Are there other words also that can be used as singular as well as plural??
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 09:08
zoom612 wrote:
Thanks Vivek! Are there other words also that can be used as singular as well as plural??

I'm not sure :? Others, please feel free to add!
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 18:31
A...known to be sounds better than known as being (being sounds as though we are describing an action ), D says venture again to mars ...this sounds as though the same spacecraft will be going to mars
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 19:17
(A) again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be
(B) 'for being' is wrong
(C) 'as being' is wrong
(D) venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be
(E) 'as being' is wrong

Between A and D, go for A. D is lengthy and the phrase 'know now to be' is awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 21:39
being~ is almost always wrong and unGMATish.

Between A and D, D sounds awkward.

Select (A) and click confirm..
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2006, 22:06
vivek123 wrote:
zoom612 wrote:
Spacecraft is singular, then how is it that none of the options have the verb in this form??????????


zoom,
spacecraft can be used as singular or plural.


I had the same doubt.
Thanks Vivek.

Well after having my doubt cleared, I would go with A.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2006, 00:42
I would go with ‘A’.

The reasons:

b) again should be used with venture. Also known for is wrong
c) same reason and know as doesnot sound right
d) could have been right but for known now is really awakward.
e) will again venture seem to serve the same purpose as again venture/venture again
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2006, 01:04
Hi Vivek,
Thanks for that. I didnt know spacecraft was singular and plural !! If so, then A makes perfect sense !!
The OA is A.
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