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# Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the stars,

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Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the
stars, and hydrogen bombs, merging the nuclei of
atoms and
not splitting them apart, as in nuclear
reactors.

(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting
them apart, as in nuclear reactors
(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting
them apart, like nuclear reactors
(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than split-
ting them apart, as nuclear reactors do
(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not
split them apart, as is done in nuclear reactors
(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic
reactors that split them apart.

A, B and C are wrong because nuclear fusion is a force that merges and nor merging. Between D and E, which one is correct?
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08 Jul 2004, 22:06
I am going ahead with D.

A - 'and' is not preferred here. It should be 'but'
B - 'like' compares nuclear reactors with force.
C - 'rather than' indicates distorted meaning that 'merging' is preferred to 'splitting'.
D - I see 'but' indicating the contrast. 'as' has proper use. So, the best answer.
E - same problem as that of B. Nuclear reactors and Force are not similar enough to be compared.

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Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the
stars, and hydrogen bombs, merging the nuclei of
atoms and
not splitting them apart, as in nuclear
reactors.

(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting
them apart, as in nuclear reactors
(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting
them apart, like nuclear reactors
(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than split-
ting them apart, as nuclear reactors do
(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not
split them apart, as is done in nuclear reactors
(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic
reactors that split them apart.

A, B and C are wrong because nuclear fusion is a force that merges and nor merging. Between D and E, which one is correct?

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08 Jul 2004, 23:35
OA is E. I too feel that the answer is D. E compares Nuclear fusion with nuclear reactors.
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09 Jul 2004, 09:35
As you can see, to generate discussion, its best to not post your answer untill, say, 24 hours later.
As for the question, I also picked D, and unsure why E is a better choice.
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09 Jul 2004, 10:44
I am lost with this limited discussion and my answer was C. Can someone rescue me.
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09 Jul 2004, 11:05
A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting
them apart, as in nuclear reactors

merging is participle and it modifies the noun that precedes the participle. So here hyrogen bombs merging the nuclei of atoms ..This is wrong.

(B) same reasoning with (A)
(C) same reasong with (A)
(D) "as is done" not active, so I wouldn't choose if there is better alternative
(E) Nuclear fusion is the force that [...] merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic reactors that split them apart

Nuclear fusion and atomic reactors are compared in terms of what they do with nulei of atoms. So, above sounds good to me. Hence, E is correct.

my 2 cents...

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09 Jul 2004, 11:05
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