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08 Jul 2007, 12:01
The direction in which the Earth and other solid planets - Mercury, Venus and Mars - spins were determined from collisions with giant celestial bodies in the early history of the solar System.

A) spins were determined from
B) spins were determined because of
C) spins was determined through
D) spin was determined by
E) spin was determined as a result of
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08 Jul 2007, 12:08
D...........

direction/subject/singular....

determined by ....corect idiom
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08 Jul 2007, 12:20
'll pick D.
Singular subject needs singular verb(was) instead of plural verb were.
Determined by is correct idiom and makes better sense than other choices.
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08 Jul 2007, 12:45
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.
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08 Jul 2007, 13:20
shoonya wrote:
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.

Og says "as a result of " is incorrect usage.
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08 Jul 2007, 14:04
goalsnr wrote:
shoonya wrote:
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.

Og says "as a result of " is incorrect usage.

yeah, I saw that too, but I can't fathom it. I think "as a result of" conveys the correct meaning. Need some expert comments here.

BTW guys, its a question from OG10.
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08 Jul 2007, 14:19
sanjay_gmat wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
shoonya wrote:
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.

Og says "as a result of " is incorrect usage.

yeah, I saw that too, but I can't fathom it. I think "as a result of" conveys the correct meaning. Need some expert comments here.

BTW guys, its a question from OG10.

Morever "as a result of" adds redundancy.
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08 Jul 2007, 17:31
To me, E is a better choice...
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08 Jul 2007, 18:20
goalsnr wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
shoonya wrote:
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.

Og says "as a result of " is incorrect usage.

yeah, I saw that too, but I can't fathom it. I think "as a result of" conveys the correct meaning. Need some expert comments here.

BTW guys, its a question from OG10.

Morever "as a result of" adds redundancy.

goalsnr, could you please elaborate? As I said before, D tells us that the collisions were deliberate, whereas E says that the spin happenned because of the collision. so, I think E is the best answer.
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08 Jul 2007, 19:25
shoonya wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
shoonya wrote:
don't you guys think that the D means that the collisions were deliberate? I actually think it's E.

Og says "as a result of " is incorrect usage.

yeah, I saw that too, but I can't fathom it. I think "as a result of" conveys the correct meaning. Need some expert comments here.

BTW guys, its a question from OG10.

Morever "as a result of" adds redundancy.

goalsnr, could you please elaborate? As I said before, D tells us that the collisions were deliberate, whereas E says that the spin happenned because of the collision. so, I think E is the best answer.

i think "determined by" is the correct usage and not "determined as a result of"

so D should be the answer.
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08 Jul 2007, 19:46
shoonya wrote:
The direction in which the Earth and other solid planets - Mercury, Venus and Mars - spins were determined from collisions with giant celestial bodies in the early history of the solar System.

A) spins were determined from
B) spins were determined because of
C) spins was determined through
D) spin was determined by
E) spin was determined as a result of

D. straight.
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08 Sep 2007, 18:15
easy SVA question

OA is D.
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08 Sep 2007, 18:23
bmwhype2 wrote:
easy SVA question

OA is D.

OK....I take it but can anyone underline the function of the "HYPHEN" (-) in a sentence?
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08 Sep 2007, 18:27
trivikram wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
easy SVA question

OA is D.

OK....I take it but can anyone underline the function of the "HYPHEN" (-) in a sentence?

it is acting as a comma. the list of planets is an appositive.
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08 Sep 2007, 18:30
bmwhype2 wrote:
trivikram wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
easy SVA question

OA is D.

OK....I take it but can anyone underline the function of the "HYPHEN" (-) in a sentence?

it is acting as a comma. the list of planets is an appositive.

That was quick
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