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Sunspots, vortices of gas associated with strong electromagnetic activity, are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on the Suns poles or equator.

A. are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on

B. are visible as dark spots that never have been sighted on the surface of the Sun

C. appear on the surface of the Sun as dark spots although never sighted at

D. appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun, although never having been sighted at

E. appear as dark spots on the Suns surface, which have never been sighted on
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 00:46
A for me . Not sure about the idiom though, sighted on vs sighted at
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 01:02
I am inclining towards C for the usage of sighted at . Can anyone explain which one is idiomatically correct? Sighted at vs Sighted on ?
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 04:33
Answer: A
The use of sighted on v. sighted at depends on context and is not idiomatic. If one were to say "she was sighted at the baseball game" or "he was sighted on the roof" then either construction would be correct.
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 04:39
Don't you think appear is more concise than are visible as . Also poles and equator are imaginary, so can you spot something on imaginary lines/poles? Should sighted at be used in such cases or sighted on?
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 05:26
changing mind again....going with C. +1
Idiom sighted on vs sighted at ---and sighted at Wins!
sighted on for time/date
sighted at for places
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 08:09
still would like to go with a....whats the Oa?
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 08:14
saravalli wrote:
changing mind again....going with C. +1
Idiom sighted on vs sighted at ---and sighted at Wins!
sighted on for time/date
sighted at for places
Nice one.Thanks


I disagree, you can be 'sighted on' places.

He was sighted on the roof. NOT He was sighted at the roof.

The sunspost were sighted on the surface. NOT The sunspots we sighted at the surface.

I think it depends if you can physically be 'on' something.
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 08:29
I will go for D.
C has a problem, it says appear on the surface of the Sun as dark spots..I prefer
appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun. Besided in this sentence never having been sighted is better than just never sighted.. Never sighted singals like never sighted untill now..
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 10:38
gixxer1000 wrote:
saravalli wrote:
changing mind again....going with C. +1
Idiom sighted on vs sighted at ---and sighted at Wins!
sighted on for time/date
sighted at for places
Nice one.Thanks


I disagree, you can be 'sighted on' places.

He was sighted on the roof. NOT He was sighted at the roof.

The sunspost were sighted on the surface. NOT The sunspots we sighted at the surface.

I think it depends if you can physically be 'on' something.

Agree.
May be something to do with the usage of 'although' and 'but'.:?:
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 13:22
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Sunspots, vortices of gas associated with strong electromagnetic activity, are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on the Suns poles or equator.

A. are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on

B. are visible as dark spots that never have been sighted on the surface of the Sun

C. appear on the surface of the Sun as dark spots although never sighted at

D. appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun, although never having been sighted at

E. appear as dark spots on the Suns surface, which have never been sighted on


I choose A.

Funny thing is that it just sounds correct, I don't feel like I have a logical explanation...
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 13:39
A. are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on [Hold it]

B. are visible as dark spots that never have been sighted on the surface of the Sun [ Awkward construction – eliminate it]

C. appear on the surface of the Sun as dark spots although never sighted at [“Although” creates subordinate clause – missing “Subject” – eliminate it]

D. appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun, although never having been sighted at [“Although” creates subordinate clause – missing “Subject” – eliminate it]

E. appear as dark spots on the Suns surface, which have never been sighted on [“Which” incorrectly modifies Surface – eliminate it]

Answer: A
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 16:10
OA is C.
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 16:27
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OA is A. It's a question from OG11 (question 9)
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 16:53
Terrific pickup Yana !!!!! the OA is indeed A.

I got it from SC1000 where the OA is C - hence I thought I got it wrong. But I was right all along. +1 for this Yana :)

Great discussion guys - find the OE in OG11 Q9 from sentence correction section.
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Re: SC - Sun spots [#permalink] New post 09 May 2008, 08:41
same thing happened to me....1000 sc answers cant rely,better to post here.....
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