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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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20 Dec 2008, 01:56
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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20 Dec 2008, 03:44
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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20 Dec 2008, 12:42
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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

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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20 Dec 2008, 14:04
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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20 Dec 2008, 19:15
OA is A.
Thanks for clarity.
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20 Dec 2008, 21:54
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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30 Sep 2012, 08:37
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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30 Sep 2012, 09:37
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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