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It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 07:24
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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

My confusion mainly pertains to SVA. I would appreciate if someone could shed some light on SVA in this quesion
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 07:59
zoom612 wrote:
I think it is A.
'spacecraft' is plural.


Oooh, there you go. that explains it.

how about spaceship?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 08:10
A sounds better. If I am correct 'venture to' should be followed by Mars. I also think that the use of 'will' is not proper.
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Re: SC --- MARS [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 09:16
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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

My confusion mainly pertains to SVA. I would appreciate if someone could shed some light on SVA in this quesion


Point is, if first clause ends with "Mars" then second clause should start with "a planet" to properly modify "Mars".

So B and C are out.

"known to be" is correct idiom.

So A.

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 23:32
mailtheguru wrote:
zoom612 wrote:
I think it is A.
'spacecraft' is plural.


Oooh, there you go. that explains it.

how about spaceship?

I did not know that. Just checked dictionary.com

spaceship is singular.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 23:42
IMO the choice is between B and D . In A "again" is in wrong place. In In C and E we have future tense wich is not correct here. In D " is known " does not need "to be"
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2006, 07:22
Learning something new every day... spacecraft is plural? would never have guessed that :!:

I was b/w A and D... and besides being wordier what's wrong with D? can we separate idiom "known to be" with NOW? any thoughts?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2006, 08:05
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Learning something new every day... spacecraft is plural? would never have guessed that :!:

I was b/w A and D... and besides being wordier what's wrong with D? can we separate idiom "known to be" with NOW? any thoughts?


known now to be cold.
seems to suggest that Mars is cold now, (but was hot earlier last night), we dont like ambiguity

now known to be cold

We never knew what it Mars was like, but we now for sure know that the lousy plannet is cold (and has been cold ).

I think both are gramatically correct, but have a subtle difference in what they mean.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2006, 08:07
yes, the OA is A.

moral: spacecraft is plural.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2006, 10:48
Just wanted to add something here. Spacecraft may or may not be plural, it depends on the usage.

The spacecraft was made of straw and cookies.
Spacecraft were seen playing football with the members of GMATClub.

In this case, the usage is plural
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 14:15
Never knew that before

Thanks for the enlightenment..... :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2006, 02:47
Late, but (A). "now known to be..." is idiomatic

Incidentally, this must be from an old paper based source, because NASA has been sending spacecraft to Mars regularly since 1997.
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