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# 26. In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin

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26. In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin
passed the Earth at about the same distance and in
about the same position, some 25 degrees above the
horizon, that Halley's comet will pass the next time
it appears.
(A) that Halley's comet will pass
(B) that Halley's comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley's comet
(D) as will Halley's comet
(E) as Halley's comet will do
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04 Oct 2003, 19:02
Is the answer D? That would be my guess. Let us know.
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05 Oct 2003, 21:09
C is wrong, the parallel structure is not there.
E is wrong, as Hally's comet will do....that's kinda wordy. "Will" alone should be enough.
B is wrong, way too long.
A could be right. I seriously don't see anything wrong in A, the only problem I have is it sounds a bit repetitive. "Will pass" I think the word "will" alone is enough.

Btw, if I could make one suggestion.....please underline the sentence to be replaced or at least bold it...
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12 Oct 2003, 00:57
hello,
The sentence here seems to 'compare' two comets.When we compare two similar objects ,I believe we should use ''as''(ram can work as' hard 'as' kriss. x PASSES IN THE SAME WAY AS z.)

That rules out the first two choices, also the B) SEEMS TO be WAY OUT (IS PASSING TO )
C ) ''AS HALEY'S COMET 'means that commenlin(watevr comets) will pass as (not in these sense of ''like'' or comparision) but in the meaning of will become a haley's comet.Which jus alters the actual meanin itself.
now between D and E, BOTH SEEM OK.
bUT I gues D IS BETTER AS IT IS SIMPLE and also IT HAS something to do with the verb coming b4 the subject, makes a better sense.('as will' compared to ''will do'').
any comments!
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12 Oct 2003, 01:10
hello,
The sentence here seems to 'compare' two comets.When we compare two similar objects ,I believe we should use ''as''(ram can work as' hard 'as' kriss. x PASSES IN THE SAME WAY AS z.)

That rules out the first two choices, also the B) SEEMS TO be WAY OUT (IS PASSING TO )
C ) ''AS HALEY'S COMET 'means that commenlin(watevr comets) will pass as (not in these sense of ''like'' or comparision) but in the meaning of will become a haley's comet.Which jus alters the actual meanin itself.
now between D and E, BOTH SEEM OK.
bUT I gues D IS BETTER AS IT IS SIMPLE and also IT HAS something to do with the verb coming b4 the subject, makes a better sense.('as will' compared to ''will do'').
any comments!
have fun!
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14 Oct 2003, 06:48
any explanation! In regards with the ans!

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Re: SC : Halley's Comet [#permalink]

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19 Oct 2003, 14:42
D is ok.
A, B is worong... what do you mean with "that"
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Re: SC : Halley's Comet [#permalink]

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25 May 2011, 00:17
Option (D) might be the right answer
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Re: SC : Halley's Comet [#permalink]

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25 May 2011, 01:53
option D it is.
will takes care of the action being compared in the first clause.
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Re: SC : Halley's Comet   [#permalink] 25 May 2011, 01:53
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