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# An international team of astronomers working at telescopes

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29 Jul 2015, 05:49
Jupiter’s mass is not the solar system’s largest planet; Jupiter is; so B and E are out; D is a fragment with no verb for the first part. In C the sequence of events is inappropriate. Working is a secondary fact; having detected is the primary purpose. Pushing it to a modifier status is non - stylistic.

A is the best.

‘Estimated to be’ is wrong idiom in this case. It means that the gas spheres are estimated to be five to fifteen times the weight of Jupiter. Here we are equating gas spheres with weight, a measurement. ‘Estimated to have’ means the spheres weigh five to fifteen times the weight of Jupiter.
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Re: I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on  [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2016, 09:02
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I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on this one.

We can find the answer even by not looking at the idiom.

'Jupiter' is preferred over 'Jupiter's mass' because 'solar system's largest planet modifies 'Jupiter'. B and E are out.

In choice C 'having detected at least.....' is not right and not giving the intended meaning.

In choice D 'an international team of astronomers' is a run on sentence.

Choice A is the best of all.
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Updated on: 22 Jun 2016, 11:31
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An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
B. astronomers work at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass
C. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass

Correct S-V issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
Correct Modifier issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
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Originally posted by Abhishek009 on 22 Jun 2016, 10:58.
Last edited by Abhishek009 on 22 Jun 2016, 11:31, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on  [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2016, 11:29
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An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
B. astronomers work at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass
C. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass

You mean to say A
Correct S-V issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
Correct Modifier issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
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22 Jun 2016, 11:32
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Abhishek009 wrote:
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You mean to say A

Sorry for that it was a TYPO ( Edited my post )
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Re: An international team of astronomers working at telescopes  [#permalink]

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04 Aug 2016, 23:34
An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.

Three very easy decision points here
1) Idiom :- estimated at is wrong ; estimated to /to be is correct
2) Subject Verb agreement :- "Team" is singular therefore singular verb should be used.
3) Modifier - "the solar system's largest planet" should modify JUPITER and not Jupiter's mass because Jupiter's mass cannot be a planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.
CORRECT

B. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter's mass
INCORRECT:- jupiter's mass cannot be the largest planet ; Jupiter is the largest planet.

C. astronomers is working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
WRONG:- having is incorrect tense. Estimated at is wrong idiom

D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
WRONG:- Estimated at is wrong idiom

E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary islands and Spain, has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter's mass
INCORRECT:- Team is singular and the subject of the sentence. therefore "they" is wrong pronoun and is used incorrectly "have" is incorrect; Jupiter's mass is incorrect because mass cannot the biggest planet.

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An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter,

B. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times Jupiter's mass,

C. astronomers is working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter,

D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter,

E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 ties Jupiter's mass,

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17 Apr 2018, 13:31
The solar system's largest planet : It should modify Jupiter,not Jupiter's mass. A is correct.
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17 Jan 2019, 06:16
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I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on this one.

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