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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. ...
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 13 Aug 2007, 01:40
D for me too....
stinks the least :)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 02:42
B

Parallel + Maintains Though X, Y idiom.

D is wrong because it says 'viewed' then switches to 'viewing'.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 08:49
robinantony wrote:
Answer is D


Can you provide me an explanation for this choice??
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 23:33
I just read another thread on this.

Someone brought up the point that "in fact... though" construction is redundant. It brings the choices down to D and E.

D is an easy pick.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 00:42
Another (D).

Other choices project that the closer viewing changes the composition.
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