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06 Jul 2009, 21:46
Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes
undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, a scale
developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular
asteroid or comet may collide with Earth.
A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood
that a particular asteroid or comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how
likely it is for a particular asteroid or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely
a particular asteroid or comet will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the
likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the
likelihood of a particular asteroid or comet that may.
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07 Jul 2009, 01:03
I agree with D

Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, astronomers have developed a scale for rating the likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will collide with Earth.
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08 Jul 2009, 03:44
OA is C
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08 Jul 2009, 05:41
ritjn2003 wrote:
Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes
undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, a scale
developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular
asteroid or comet may collide with Earth.
A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood
that a particular asteroid or comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how
likely it is for a particular asteroid or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely
a particular asteroid or comet will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the
likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the
likelihood of a particular asteroid or comet that may.

modifier is modifying 'astronomers' so C, D and E are left.

'to rate' is idiomatic in C so

IMO C.
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15 Aug 2009, 10:53
Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes
undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, a scale
developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular
asteroid or comet may collide with Earth.
A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood
that a particular asteroid or comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how
likely it is for a particular asteroid or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely
a particular asteroid or comet will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the
likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the
likelihood of a particular asteroid or comet that may.
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16 Aug 2009, 02:33
ugimba wrote:

modifier is modifying 'astronomers' so C, D and E are left.

'to rate' is idiomatic in C so
IMO C.

i think we need more strong reasons to eliminate D and E..
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16 Aug 2009, 08:36
A and B out for modifier problem,
among C,D and E , E looks concise, but likelihood and may are redundant..

C looks wordy ..

D is more perfect couldnt find anything wrong in it..

What is the OA?
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16 Aug 2009, 10:02
its not D.... Pls need more comments and explanations OA:C
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16 Aug 2009, 10:07
E.
"likelihood of x" is the idiom. Also "will" in C and D says that the comet is definitely going to collide, "may" is more apt.
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16 Aug 2009, 13:31
I will also go with E ... but even i have OA as C...
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16 Aug 2009, 13:32
threats-from-asteroids-80581.html

Pls share yr view in the above post. Sorry for not checking .
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16 Aug 2009, 17:03
explain in E how likelihood and may are not redundant??
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16 Aug 2009, 17:06
Economist wrote:
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"likelihood of x" is the idiom. Also "will" in C and D says that the comet is definitely going to collide, "may" is more apt.

do you say that may and likelihood are not redundant.. i think the sentence holds good even without may..

what is the source of this question.. kinldy tell the source??
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17 Aug 2009, 02:19
IMO E is incorrect..

You calculate likelihood of an event.

Now since that introduces an auxiliary clause, E seems to denote that the scale is measuring likelihood of the comet.

The meaning get changed.
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17 Aug 2009, 02:22
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I will also go with E ... but even i have OA as C...

Well in that case can you mention the source of this OA?
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17 Aug 2009, 02:39
A and B has modifier problem apart form other things, ruled out.

D --> awkward use of continuous tens " for rating" ...also i feel " likelihood of" is the correct usage
E--> redundant 'likelihood" and "may"

For me E changes the meaning of the sentence...the usage of "may" suggests that the asteriods may or may not strike, where as the intent of the sentence is to convey what will be the impact of the collision!!!

please correct me if i am wrong!!

IMO C
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17 Aug 2009, 13:12
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rohansherry wrote:
I will also go with E ... but even i have OA as C...

Well in that case can you mention the source of this OA?

What is yr take on this post..?? I have got this ques from some tests called SETS..its no 26th verbal.
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18 Aug 2009, 04:46
rohansherry wrote:
crejoc wrote:
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I will also go with E ... but even i have OA as C...

Well in that case can you mention the source of this OA?

What is yr take on this post..?? I have got this ques from some tests called SETS..its no 26th verbal.

well is that anything wrong on asking the source?? if it is from official source we can rely on the OA , that is what my take is...
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19 Aug 2009, 08:35
nope... guess you mistook me for POST ( which unfortunately i have written like that) , i meant the ques...any ways so is this source reliable?..."Sets"
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19 Aug 2009, 16:00
rohansherry wrote:
nope... guess you mistook me for POST ( which unfortunately i have written like that) , i meant the ques...any ways so is this source reliable?..."Sets"

oops.. since you have written like that i mistook.. .. no issues,. by the way any other source other than the official guides cant be relied upon.. so OA is debatable..
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