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The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force a rethinking of the role of comets in the delivery of organic compounds to the evolving Earth.

A The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force
B The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
C When a comet's spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes last year, it provided new insights into how comets form and thus may possibly force
D Last year, in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes, a comet's spectacular disintegration provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
E Last year, in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular disintegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force

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06 Aug 2005, 07:57
The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force a rethinking of the role of comets in the delivery of organic compounds to the evolving Earth.

A The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force
B The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
C When a comet's spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes last year, it provided new insights into how comets form and thus may possibly force
D Last year, in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes, a comet's spectacular disintegration provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
E Last year, in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular disintegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force

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06 Aug 2005, 08:41
E.

The choice is b/w A n E.

"has provided" in E is more appropriate. It establishes continuity; indicates an event happened in the past and since then has provided new insights and may force a change in rethinking.

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06 Aug 2005, 14:20
I will go with A on this.

I think in E, here "last year" is modifying the whole sentence. it should just modifying what happened last year. Which is what A is doing...
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07 Aug 2005, 01:06
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Yes, OA is A.
But I'm sorry, I'm not convinced with your explanations...
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07 Aug 2005, 16:36
Ok, remove everything that have "forcing" at the end...

A The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force

C When a comet's spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes last year, it provided new insights into how comets form and thus may possibly force

- out, it is not the disintegration that will force more studies... infact the new information will..

E Last year, in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular disintegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force

Last year, is modifying the full sentence. There is no chronology of events. If you OG question in which chronology is mentioned.. for example, the question that mentions about the destruction and damage of buildings, it makes clear that things/actions need to be in sequance. What happened first, what is happening and what will happen...

A is a good choice. A says, the disintegration happened, we got some information and it will trigger new research.

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08 Aug 2005, 05:14
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Aha! Thanks for this one. I understood
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02 Jan 2011, 10:51
sorry, but, whats wrong with B?
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Re: SC - spectacular disintegration of a comet [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2011, 06:06
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sorry, but, whats wrong with B?
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There are two errors in B
1. The placement of <comma> after "telescopes" just gives the impression that part after the comma - provided... forcing - modifies telescope.
2. Forcing would mean it is an ongoing situation which is wrong.
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