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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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1. planet should be closed to Mars, B and C out
2. "is known now" should be "is now known", D out
3. "known now as being"- awkward, E out

A remains
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sondenso wrote:
1. planet should be closed to Mars, B and C out
2. "is known now" should be "is now known", D out
3. "known now as being"- awkward, E out

A remains


But spacecraft is singular, shouldn't it be spacecraft from Earth again ventures to Mars than spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars ??
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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

Please explain your answer choice.

I think A is most concise and clear
all others are awkward sounding and have 'being' in them. D is wordy.
the use of 'will' is not needed as it is already mentioned in the sentence that 'it may be another fifteen years'

let's see what others have to say
what is the OA
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technocrat wrote:
sondenso wrote:
1. planet should be closed to Mars, B and C out
2. "is known now" should be "is now known", D out
3. "known now as being"- awkward, E out

A remains


But spacecraft is singular, shouldn't it be spacecraft from Earth again ventures to Mars than spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars ??



I agree but this is one of the typical pick the best of the lot Q. If you look at the answer choices, none of them has ventures. So the Question is focusing on some other errors and not S-V agreement. I highly doubt such blatant mistakes would appear on a GMAT test or the OG. By POE, we remain with A
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OA is A.
Thanks for clarity.
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technocrat wrote:
sondenso wrote:
1. planet should be closed to Mars, B and C out
2. "is known now" should be "is now known", D out
3. "known now as being"- awkward, E out

A remains


But spacecraft is singular, shouldn't it be spacecraft from Earth again ventures to Mars than spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars ??

Spacecraft can be singular or plural so there is no S-V error. A is best for the reasons enumerated.
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Paul wrote:
technocrat wrote:
sondenso wrote:
1. planet should be closed to Mars, B and C out
2. "is known now" should be "is now known", D out
3. "known now as being"- awkward, E out
A remains
But spacecraft is singular, shouldn't it be spacecraft from Earth again ventures to Mars than spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars ??

Spacecraft can be singular or plural so there is no S-V error. A is best for the reasons enumerated.
@Paul, How can spacecraft be singular?
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Spacecraft and aircraft are both plural; you may refer to the freedictionary.com to verify this. A spacecraft or an aircraft is singular.
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