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# Quasars are so distant that their ligth has taken billions

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Quasars are so distant that their ligth has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, we see them as they were during the formation of the unvierse.

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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13 Apr 2004, 10:55
I will also choose A.

My explanation:

A) I think A is right because it says that we see Quasars now(after their lights reached the Earth) as they were seen during the formation years.
B) 'they had been' changes the meaning of the sentence. It means that someone had seen quasars earlier. How can that be when their lights has reached Earth after travelling for billions of years?
C) 'as if..during' is doubtful. 'as if' what?
D) again it seems to change the meaning of the sentence. 'they did..' indicates the quasars did something. We are only talking about quasars being seen.
D) 'as though..' is not proper.
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13 Apr 2004, 11:57
aspire wrote:
I will also choose A.

My explanation:

A) I think A is right because it says that we see Quasars now(after their lights reached the Earth) as they were seen during the formation years.
B) 'they had been' changes the meaning of the sentence. It means that someone had seen quasars earlier. How can that be when their lights has reached Earth after travelling for billions of years?
C) 'as if..during' is doubtful. 'as if' what?
D) again it seems to change the meaning of the sentence. 'they did..' indicates the quasars did something. We are only talking about quasars being seen.
D) 'as though..' is not proper.

Nice job Aspire. I'm with you on A
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13 Apr 2004, 13:59
Paul wrote:
aspire wrote:
I will also choose A.

My explanation:

A) I think A is right because it says that we see Quasars now(after their lights reached the Earth) as they were seen during the formation years.
B) 'they had been' changes the meaning of the sentence. It means that someone had seen quasars earlier. How can that be when their lights has reached Earth after travelling for billions of years?
C) 'as if..during' is doubtful. 'as if' what?
D) again it seems to change the meaning of the sentence. 'they did..' indicates the quasars did something. We are only talking about quasars being seen.
D) 'as though..' is not proper.

Nice job Aspire. I'm with you on A

wow.. i got your's and shubhangi's stamp of approval. I guess this is the first time my explanation has been accepted. I feel good.
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