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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will orbit the asteroid Eros for a year, slowly moving closer to the surface of the object to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago.

A. to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to
B. to make ever more and more precise measurements, which scientists are hoping to enable them
C. for making ever more precise measurements, and scientists hope that they will be able to
D. with the purpose of making more precise measurements than ever, and which scientists hope will enable them to
E. in order to make more precise measurements than it ever did, and scientists are hoping they will be able to
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2006, 19:51
A conveys the meaning clearly.

measurements will help the scientists. This has to be clear in the sentence.
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Nothing wrong with the original here.

Don't worry guys, Eros doesn't pose any threat to us.
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Hi

"ever more precise" what does it mean?
more precise than ever?

Isn't it awkward? sounds weird , since it sounds "evermore" ="forever" or in a future time
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2006, 05:01
ugo_castelo wrote:
Hi

"ever more precise" what does it mean?
more precise than ever?

Isn't it awkward? sounds weird , since it sounds "evermore" ="forever" or in a future time


ever more precise ---> the most precise to date

I agree, it is a rather antiquated construction. Nevertheless, the best amongst the worst here.
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