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105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal


145. Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.

(A) that they believe is
(B) that they believe it to be
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
(E) they believe to be of


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105. Anger: singular
D: not parallel.

B is best

145

Idiom: believe to be.
Do not need THAT following ONE.

E is best.
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IMO B and E
Among the emotions on display was anger.......
D which's use is ambiguos

In the 2nd one belive to be is the correct idiom
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9. Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is : is creating a run on sentence
(B) that they believe it to be : "it" redundant, no need to have since the phrase is talking about the "one = explosion"
(C) they believe that it is of : wordy
(D) they believe that is : wordy
(E) they believe to be of : concise, correct

I assumed the following construction (which called 'absolute phrase') for the second sentence.

one ( xxxx, describing explosion ) of a type previously unknown to science.
( xxxx = they believe to be ) -> 'that' sometimes to be omitted ex) I ran to the office (that) I like.

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Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is
one already works as pronoun, use of that is not required.
Preposition 'of' is required before 'type'
'believe to be' is idiomatic

(B) that they believe it to be
Similar to A
'it' is redundant

(C) they believe that it is of
'believe to be' is idiomatic
(D) they believe that is
'believe that is' unidiomatic
Missing the require Preposition 'of'

(E) they believe to be of
Correct removal of the duplicate pronoun 'that'
'believe to be' is idiomatic
Preposition 'of' is correctly used

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To clarify the doubt on inverted sentence as mentioned earlier

----" Among a group of things " one thing is asked making it singular
-----This is an inverted subject-verb sentence. Reverse it: "Anger was among the emotions on display..."

i have checked this question from 1000 SC #107 .... Here in non-underlined part as mentioned below "were" is used with "high cost of land" ....
I feel it is the same case as mentioned earlier.
Correct me if i m missing smthing

107. Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.

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9. Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is
(B) that they believe it to be
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
(E) they believe to be of


Hello,

Can someone explain more? what is tested here is it just Idiom ? I didn't know how to approach this question

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Hi Kassim .The first three options here are starting with that...if u read the full sentence it reads thus "Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that........" ...so if u scrutinize keenly u can see that the pronoun ONE has " distant supernova explosion " as an antecedent...again pronoun "that" also leads to the same antecedent ..so presence of two pronouns for the same noun phrase makes the construction absolutely redundant...so u can immediately strike A, B and C ..now " believe to be " is a perfectly acceptable idiom ..so E is the right option ....
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Refer this question :
a-recent-study-on-lyme-disease-suggests-that-people-who-are-169777.html

A recent study on Lyme Disease suggests that people who are bitten by ticks, especially by the lone star tick, develop a severe allergy to meat that scientists believe to be turning into an epidemic
a.to be
b.would be
c.is
d.it is
e.it would be

and then refer:
the-world-wildlife-fund-has-declared-that-global-warming-a-103470.html

Compared to these two questions I am not able to understand why option E is correct in this question.
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Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.

(A) that they believe is [DSE is a type... nope. It's not type;it's of type]
(B) that they believe it to be [explosion is already referred by "one" so "it" not req. IMO there is no ambiguity in it usage. ]
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
(E) they believe to be of
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"one" refers to the explosion, and the explosion is not a type, it is "of" a type. A-B and D cannot be the answer.
C is wrong because "believe that" phrase breaks the relationship of "one" and "believe"
E is the only option without a mistake.
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Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion, one that they believe is a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is

(E) they believe to be of

A is incorrect:

One => a distant supernova explosion. "that" is second pronoun. Not required.
also one (that they believe) is a type previously unknown to science. => run on sentence.

a distant supernova explosion is not a type previously unknown to science.
But it is of a type. (type of explosion)

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1st B 2nd E. One and that redundant. To be is correct since it preceeded by a noun. Which is believed.

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