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# A neutron star, as small as 12 miles in dismeter but

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A neutron star, as small as 12 miles in dismeter but containing half as much matter as the Sun, has a gravitational force at its surface about 67 billinon times greater than that on Earth.

a)

b) 12 miles in diameter but contains half the matter of the Sun.

c) 12 miles in diameter but it contains half as much matter as the Sun

d) a diameter of 12 miles but containing half as much matter as the Sun's

e) a diameter of 12 miles but contains half the Sun's matter
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02 Apr 2012, 04:43
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eybrj2 wrote:
A neutron star, as small as 12 miles in dismeter but containing half as much matter as the Sun, has a gravitational force at its surface about 67 billinon times greater than that on Earth.

a)

b) 12 miles in diameter but contains half the matter of the Sun.

c) 12 miles in diameter but it contains half as much matter as the Sun

d) a diameter of 12 miles but containing half as much matter as the Sun's

e) a diameter of 12 miles but contains half the Sun's matter

D/E are wrong because it says a diameter which modifies the neutron star and star is not a diameter.

B changes the meaning to nonsense one by saying matter of sun. Hence wrong.
C : the clause after BUT is incorrectly used here in the modifying phrase. A correctly uses the modifying construction hence is correct

Hope this helps..!!
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02 Apr 2012, 12:11
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A neutron star, as small as 12 miles in dismeter but containing half as much matter as the Sun, has a gravitational force at its surface about 67 billinon times greater than that on Earth.

a) correct

b) 12 miles in diameter but contains half the matter of the Sun.(Phrase has to be participial otherwise will create a fragment )

c) 12 miles in diameter but it contains half as much matter as the Sun (same as above)

d) a diameter of 12 miles but containing half as much matter as the Sun's (sun's usage is wrong)

e) a diameter of 12 miles but contains half the Sun's matter (looks like the start has taken half of sun's matter)
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10 Jun 2018, 03:56
Can you pls explain the difference between A and D.
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10 Jun 2018, 04:06
AshutoshB wrote:
Can you pls explain the difference between A and D.

Hi Ashutosh,

D is essentially saying ...contains half as much matter as the Sun's (matter). So that is matter of matter. This is non sensical. So use A over D.
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10 Jun 2018, 04:13
AshutoshB wrote:
Can you pls explain the difference between A and D.

hii..

In A it is describing neutron star by saying neutron star is as small as 12 miles in diameter
whereas in D it is saying neutrino is a diameter which is wrong.

I hope it is clear to you..
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