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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

a) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
b) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
c) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
d) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
e) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2006, 21:41
Is it B?

parallelism and correct modifier
...appear smooth... when viewed from a distance
... composed of ....when viewed upclose

A - Incorrect modifier - seems like Saturn's rings viewed themselves
D - closer viewing ...them ... don't like the ing form and them
E - weird sentence.... if viewed upclose..

Not able to refute C, but somehow seems awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 00:03
Both B and C looks fine to me.

But on the exam I would have selcted C. I don't know why, but I am seeing better contrast in C.

Correct me guys!!!!
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Re: SC-Saturn [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 02:02
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

a) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
b) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
c) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
d) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
e) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.


A similiar problem is also stated in the document Dahiya provided. In B when is wrong since it is illogocal (red part).

C is the right answer
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 07:56
C for me too
they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets))) no matter how close or far you look on them))
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 14:21
Nothing wrong with D.
B and C have errors that I can identify...can elaborate if needed.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 16:55
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you got it ...OA is D .

pls explain !!!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2006, 19:39
b) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close. -- refers to the icy ringlets viewed up close as opposed to the rings.


c) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
-------------- though introducing a clause doesn't seem right.


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you got it ...OA is D .

pls explain !!!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 06:45
lhotseface,

why u think that "though" is not right in C. As its a right "conjuction" and is connecting two phrases..

Also in D can you please explain why "but closer viewing" is right.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 20:39
D just doesn`t seem parallel :?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 13:39
Whether you view them from distance or from close, fact will remain a fact and the fact is that the rings are composed of ...

B and C distort the above meaning. D communicates it clearly.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 08:01
B makes comlete sense and seems parallel in all senses.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 22:09
shailu22 has a good explanation. I can't put it in better words.



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why u think that "though" is not right in C. As its a right "conjuction" and is connecting two phrases..

Also in D can you please explain why "but closer viewing" is right.
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Re: Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 08:55
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

a) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
b) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
c) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
d) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
e) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.


i pick B here. as far i know though is followed by a clause. A is out. c is just convoluted and wordy. the intended meaning is just reversed in D. though and if are unnecessarily used in the same clause. please correct my reasoning. i will be glad to you
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Re: [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 11:21
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Whether you view them from distance or from close, fact will remain a fact and the fact is that the rings are composed of ...

B and C distort the above meaning. D communicates it clearly.

This is what I was thinking. "...they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close." implies logically that when not viewed up close they are not composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets. We can infer that this is not the intended meaning.
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Re: Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 12:08
After reading sentence, we can see that it's decent, but "when viewed up close" and "in fact" aren't both needed.

- So eliminate A
- Eliminate B for same reason
- Eliminate C for same reason
- Eliminate E for poor structure

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Re: Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may   [#permalink] 11 Jun 2012, 12:08
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