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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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Re: SC: See vs. Appear [#permalink]

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23 Jun 2006, 19:41
u2lover wrote:
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

please explain

I will go with B
Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, we see them as they had been during the formation of the universe.

not really sure about the difference between see and appear and if that is what's being tested here.
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Re: SC: See vs. Appear [#permalink]

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23 Jun 2006, 19:42
indasun wrote:
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hey indasun,

no offense, but can you explain your choices when you post, otherwise your messages have no value

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24 Jun 2006, 02:21
Between A and B go with 'A'.

In 'B' had been is used improperly.

All other answer choices are wrong.
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24 Jun 2006, 03:54
Selected A.

Reason being that 'had been' implies that they do not exist any more. Not sure if that understanding is correct, though. The others are not in the running...
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