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77. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting
B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects
C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Why not d?

Does it make sense to say "as in the case of any star of similar mass" ?
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11 Dec 2011, 06:44
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77. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Why not d?

Does it make sense to say "as in the case of any star of similar mass" ?

In choice D, "it" refers incorrectly to Sun's core. "it" should refer to "Sun". Choice E makes the subject "Sun" parallels with the pronoun "it". So, it's clear. If you feel "as in the case of any star of similar mass" looks weird, you should learn to adapt with this type of sentence.

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In D it compares start to sun's core

In E it compares start and sun so this is correct
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23 Dec 2011, 10:00
initially i choose D
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01 Nov 2012, 22:37
I do not know how to use "as in the case..." and " as would be the case..."

pls, help explain the use of the two.

thank you very much

if I do not understand the use, I can not write a sentence using the phrase and can not be confident with SC.
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29 Nov 2013, 06:47
Plus D looks like a run on sentence. There's no (,) before it. Hence E. Although I mus say the comparison by GMAT standards was completely haywire in this sentence
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AB: Wrong; Wrong use of "like"; element after comma should be a noun
D: Wrong; incomplete clause after "as" since "would" should have a verb after it
C: Wrong; "it" should refer to "Sun" not to "hydrogen", but it can't , because "Sun" is in a possessive form.
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16 Jul 2014, 20:57
There is another issue in D, which does not seem to have been highlighted so far. It says:

once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted

This does not tell us who exhausts the hydrogen in the Sun’s core. The original sentence says: once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store.

So, this is a big meaning issue with D.
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12 Sep 2014, 11:34
Every option from B to D wrongly compares star with hydrogen. So out.

A is wrong for using 'would do'.

E is correct because only this option correctly compares star with sun
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