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It may be another fifteen years before spacecrafts 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
d) will again venture to Mars, a planet now known as being

I understand that it is more often than not that being is incorrect in GMATLAND. Apart from that is there any other reason why the choices are incorrect or in case if being is wrong in particular choice why it is wrong? As far as i know incorrect idiom is "known for" however both "known as" and "known to be" are correct. Can anyone throw light on this question?
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17 Sep 2005, 08:54
C seems oK

we need will, to express a future event...so future tense is needed....

C does it OK...
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17 Sep 2005, 19:26
I was torn between B and D, but the sentence reads awkward with D. Also, D might mean that the spacecrafts will venture at all after 15 years.
So, B is my choice.
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19 Sep 2005, 01:21
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It may be another fifteen years before spacecrafts 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
d) will again venture to Mars, a planet now known as being

I understand that it is more often than not that being is incorrect in GMATLAND. Apart from that is there any other reason why the choices are incorrect or in case if being is wrong in particular choice why it is wrong? As far as i know incorrect idiom is "known for" however both "known as" and "known to be" are correct. Can anyone throw light on this question?

A.

-B, C & E are out becoz of the awkward constructions (Use of "being" is not required).
- Between A and D : "That is" is redundant.
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19 Sep 2005, 06:58
Looks B to me

All choices with WILL are wrong...

d is totall out for misplacing the word now...

Known to be...is not correct...A is also misplacing again....
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19 Sep 2005, 11:26
A. D. now known to be suggests the change in condition of Mars.
B. known for being cold suggests behaviour of Mars
C. now known as being suggests the present condition

between C and E, C sounds better
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19 Sep 2005, 11:55
I vote for A.

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a) again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

d has a misplaced now,
c,d,e - a is prefered over b cause b has being.
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19 Sep 2005, 13:18
I choose A here because it flows correctly from "now known" to "to be"
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23 Sep 2005, 08:12
OA is choice A.

It will be nice to see explanation for correct and incorrect choices.

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23 Sep 2005, 10:16
All choices with being are wrong because being is not always acceptable on the GMAT. Left with A and D

The use of restrictive clause â€œthatâ€
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23 Sep 2005, 11:12
well the problem with D is split infinitive...

not sure why A is correct though....again seems misplaced....

Paul are you out there? maybe when you get free from classes @LBS you could shed your infinit wisdom on this...
23 Sep 2005, 11:12
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