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Re: Champagne supernova in the sky [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 04:03
more is used for comparing 2 items
most is compared for more than 2 items, so A,B,C are out
D is Run-on sentence
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Re: Champagne supernova in the sky [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 06:48
I choose E. The other choices have parallelism errors.
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Re: Champagne supernova in the sky [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 18:09
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller
(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one
(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one

"more" is appropriate here as we are talking about only 2 stars ( Refer to superlative & comparative types in a good SC book).


Since comparative form is used we use (er).

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Re: Champagne supernova in the sky [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 19:41
A B & C have superlative forms - Not correct for two items
D- Run On Sentence.

E is correct!!

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Re: Champagne supernova in the sky [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 19:43
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Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller
(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one
(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one


the larger -> is to point to something that is larger of the two
larger -> means comparing between two items, e.g. X larger than Y
Answer should be E

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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 21:36
E is needed in order to maintain parallelism between the larger and the smaller.
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 16:41
voting E

faults in other choices are "most" "largest" "large"

when comparing two you need larger smaller or more, etc
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 16:54
more ... larger... smaller, choice E

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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2011, 00:15
always larger than the smaller..so E is the right one

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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2011, 18:09
There are more than 2 twin supernovas. Therefore, E is not correct although parallel. It is a very badly written question. If you compare two thing - larger; more than two - largest.
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 13:34
I chose E with paralellism, and comparitive degree larger/ smaller. But not sure why it is more recent than most? Somebody please explain.
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 03:57
Use comparative adjectives when talking about or comparing two things and use superlative adjectives when talking about three or more things.
Here we are only talking about two novas and so comparative adjectives are requires.
Also E makes the sentence parallel.

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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 10:54
My first explanation finally :) ..

When we are using two items we ALWAYS use comparative form to show similarity/difference rather than the superlative form (used for more than two), so :

Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
Superlative
(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
Superlative
(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller
Superlative
(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one
It is missing
(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one
Correct
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2013, 13:20
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Hi everyone,

The thread has interesting discussion, but it seems that there is still some confusion regarding how to arrive at the correct answer confidently.
Let me present my analysis from the meaning perspective.

Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

Meaning Analysis:

Two supernovas have been discovered so far. The one discovered recently is larger from the one discovered earlier. But it is the smaller one that has impacted astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

Error Analysis:

Use of superlatives “most” and “largest” is incorrect because he sentence talks of only two supernovas. Hence, we need adjectives in comparative degree.

PoE:

(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one: Incorrect for the reason stated above.

(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one: Incorrect: Same error as in choice A.

(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller: Incorrect.
1. Use of “most” is incorrect.
2. We need “one” after “smaller” to make the meaning clear. The choice seems to convey the recently discovered one is larger but at the same time it is smaller. Also “that” needs to be preceded by a noun for correct modification.

(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one: Incorrect.
1. Use of positive degree “large” and “small” is incorrect.
2. Verb for “the small one” is missing. We need a clause (SV pair) so that the use of relative pronoun clause “that has…” stands correct.

(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one: Correct.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 05:53
E for me.. why? First of all we have only objects to compare so we avoid the superlative form and use the comparative form..have to use more as compared to Most.

So kick out A, B, C . between D and E .
D has the problem by inserting "ONE" which cannot be used here. Makes the sentence awkward. Therefore, E is thebest for me.
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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2013, 13:53
Hi all!

Just simple question:

Do we say the most recently discovered? Or the more recently discovered?

What is the rule upon which one occur or not?

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Re: Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2013, 11:00
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Hi all!

Just simple question:

Do we say the most recently discovered? Or the more recently discovered?

What is the rule upon which one occur or not?

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Hi Paris.

It depends on the context.
if you are comparing ONLY 2 things --> only comparative comparison "more recently discovered" works.
If you are comparing MORE than 2 things --> Superlative comparison "most recently discovered" works.

Hope it's clear.

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