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# Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions

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Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, we see them as they were during the formation of the universe.
A. we see them as they were during
B. we see them as they had been during
C. we see them as if during
D. they appear to us as they did in
E. they appear to us as though in
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05 Oct 2005, 04:25
during vs in. The former is better as we want to explain how the quasars looked like during the formation of the universe. 'in' suggests that the quasars are within the formation of the universe, which of course makes no sense.

Edited: A is the best choice. B uses 'as they had been' is wrong. C is not appropriate with the use of 'as if'.

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05 Oct 2005, 05:48
I'll guess D on this one.

A seems to be too wordy but I don't see anything wrong with it
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05 Oct 2005, 19:41
OA is A.
OE is as follow:
A correctly employs the simple past verb tense to describe a past condition. Choice B inappropriately switches to the past perfect( had been); the past perfect properly describes action that is completed prior to some other event described with the simple past tense. Choice C presents a dangling adverbial modifier, as if during...that illogically modifies we see. D ambiguously suggests that the quasars appeared to us in the formation of the universe- that is, as though we were present to view them then. In E, as though in distorts the meaning to suggest that we see the quasars in a hypothetical situation- that is, that they may not have been involved in the formation of the universe.
05 Oct 2005, 19:41
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