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The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 14:16
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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 distegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force


Please provide a grammatical explanation to your answer choice.
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Re: SC: Comet [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 21:02
Not sure. A, is it?

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 --> Not parallel

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 --> may possibly = redundant, occured = change the meaning of the original sentence.

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 --> not parallel.

e) Last year, in full view of ground-as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular distegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force --> Incorrect : tense
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Re: SC: Comet [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 23:09
This sentence has modifier issue –the spectacular disintegration of comet vs. in full view of ground-space-based telescopes. It is the comet’s spectacular disintegration that has provided new insights.

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 (This choice restricting the meaning to views of telescopes – eliminate it)

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 (This choice restricting the meaning to views of telescopes – eliminate it)

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
(This is good one – this makes an assertion that the comet’s spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of telescopes – eliminate it)

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 (full view is modifying the a comet's spectacular disintegration – Eliminate it)

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 (full view modifying the spectacular disintegration) – Hold it

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Re: SC: Comet [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2008, 01:44
The OA is A. Thanks a lot guys. you all have provided some good insights. I have a question for CaspAreaGuy. Would you please elaborate on the point you raised for option b? what did you mean by "as well as" can't mix with "x and y" cause that point you raised is new to me and need some more insight into that.
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Re: SC: Comet [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2008, 01:54
hi tarek99,
pls disregard it. was in rush while reading it and confused it with constructions like ground-and-space telescopes.
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Re: SC: Comet [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:24
Hi Guys,

Can someone help me with what is being tested here??? I will appreciate your suggestions.

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Re: SC: Comet   [#permalink] 27 Jan 2008, 22:24
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