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Astronomers have discovered what is now the largest known structure in the universe- the Supervoid, an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end


A. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

B. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretches more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

C. an incredibly big hole in space distinguishing by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

D. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end


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+1 for E.

A. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> Incorrect
B. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretches more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> Incorrect
C. an incredibly big hole in space distinguishing by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> Incorrect
D. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> Incorrect
E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> Correct

Hence, E.
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A and B both are fine.
ill go with B.
Verb-ing in the middle always looks sketchy. B looks crisp and clean
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E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

1. In E, the phrase 'more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end' seems to modify both the emptiness and the stretch, an illogical proposition, as emptiness cannot be measured in length. This arises because 'distinguished by' is ascribed to both emptiness and the stretch taken together as a compound object.
The order should be reversed as --- a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end and its unusual emptiness.

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(C) Published in Harlem, the Messenger was owned and edited by two young journalists, A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader, and Chandler Owen.[


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2. A. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end
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A maintains parallelism by using a past participle 'distinguished by' and a present participle ' stretching' to modify the big hole

3. In E, 'in space' modifies incredibly big while in A, 'in space' correctly modifies the hole.

I would vote A
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E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

1. In E, the phrase 'more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end' seems to modify both the emptiness and the stretch, an illogical proposition, as emptiness cannot be measured in length. This arises because 'distinguished by' is ascribed to both emptiness and the stretch taken together as a compound object.
The order should be reversed as --- a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end and its unusual emptiness.


Sure, I missed that out :sleep: :(
Many thanks for rectifying the blunder daagh :oops: :thumbup:

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A maintains parallelism by using a past participle 'distinguished by' and a present participle ' stretching' to modify the big hole
3. In E, 'in space' modifies incredibly big while in A, 'in space' correctly modifies the hole.
I would vote A


Adhering to the pointers you have mentioned, Option A looks legit indeed :-) :thumbup:
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E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

1. In E, the phrase 'more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end' seems to modify both the emptiness and the stretch, an illogical proposition, as emptiness cannot be measured in length. This arises because 'distinguished by' is ascribed to both emptiness and the stretch taken together as a compound object.
The order should be reversed as --- a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end and its unusual emptiness.

Example from OG:

The original

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Published in Harlem, the owner and editor of the Messenger were two young journalists, Chandler Owen and A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader

Correct choice
Quote:
(C) Published in Harlem, the Messenger was owned and edited by two young journalists, A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader, and Chandler Owen.[


Quote:
2. A. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end
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A maintains parallelism by using a past participle 'distinguished by' and a present participle ' stretching' to modify the big hole

3. In E, 'in space' modifies incredibly big while in A, 'in space' correctly modifies the hole.

I would vote A


Isn't the and in option A incorrect?
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'and' is the conjunction of two participle modifiers 'distinguished by' and 'stretching'
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Astronomers have discovered what is now the largest known structure in the universe- the Supervoid, an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end .


A. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end --> correct usage of appositive "an incredibly big hole": hole that is distinguished by ... and that stretches more than ...

B. an incredibly big hole in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretches more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

C. an incredibly big hole in space distinguishing by its unusual emptiness and stretching more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

D. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end

E. a hole incredibly big in space distinguished by its unusual emptiness and its stretch more than 1.8 billion light-years from end to end
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