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# Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the

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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting
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13 Mar 2006, 10:52
I think A sounds itself correct, since "persisiting should belong to the particles and not the big bang.

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13 Mar 2006, 10:56
'C' is my choice.

...molecules 'created' in the progenitive explosion and 'persisted' in even the emptiest regions of space.

parallelism is maintained between 'created' and 'persisted'

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13 Mar 2006, 12:56
^ C ^

Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisted in even the emptiest regions of space.

"... interstellar dust, (which are) particles that ..."

the phrase after the comma explains the "dust" and

molecules created ... and persisted ...

should be || .

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13 Mar 2006, 13:20
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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting

I'll go for C due to ||.

molecules created in ..... and persisted...

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13 Mar 2006, 13:32
I go for "B"

particles that comprise .... and persists ....

TENSE and SINGULARITY ....

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13 Mar 2006, 13:35
also "B" because i understand, we are talking about "Particles" (who comprise of atoms and molecules) and not "atoms and molecules"!
so, particles comprise ... and persists ....

Help appreciated!

Please, let us know OA soon!!

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13 Mar 2006, 13:45
B for me .

Have .... ... governs the ... particle ... comprise...... and persists .....

all of them are in present tense .... and particles is singular so use of persists

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13 Mar 2006, 15:02
I will pick A.

"Have" signals present perfect...particles continue to persist.
Since persist isn't one of the the options..A and E are the options that signal the ongoing nature of things.

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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting

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13 Mar 2006, 18:31
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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space

A. persisting [Correct]
B. persists [Wrong for sub-verb agreement ]
C. persisted [atoms still persist]
D. they persist [not parallel with the sentence structure]
E. are persisting [wrong tense]

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13 Mar 2006, 20:22
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A. persisting
B. persists --> singular whereas particles is plural
C. persisted --> wrong tense
D. they persist --> inaccurately points to compounded noun 'atoms and molecules'
E. are persisting --> awkward

I will pick A by POE

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13 Mar 2006, 21:22
[quote="vivek123"]Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persists in even the emptiest regions of space

B. persists
quote]

B it is.
Persist related to th Big Bang here guys.
The BB governs .... persists ...

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13 Mar 2006, 21:58
M8 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persists in even the emptiest regions of space

B. persists
quote]

B it is.
Persist related to th Big Bang here guys.
The BB governs .... persists ...

Nice Catch !!
If this is the case then B should be the answer.

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13 Mar 2006, 22:41
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A. both participals should be paralled. one is past participals and the other one is present participals.

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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space.

A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting

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13 Mar 2006, 23:09
M8 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persists in even the emptiest regions of space

B. persists
quote]

B it is.
Persist related to th Big Bang here guys.
The BB governs .... persists ...

Big bang does not persist in even the emptiest regions of space. That changes the meaning of the para. 'persists' was for the particles and hence incorrect.
persisted is also incorrect as again it should refer to particles and not the molecules.
A by POE.

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13 Mar 2006, 23:15
The OA for this is "A".

One of the tricky SCs. I suggest all my friends to have a look at these SCs too...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=16199
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=25669

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13 Mar 2006, 23:41
b14kumar wrote:
M8 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persists in even the emptiest regions of space

B. persists
quote]

B it is.
Persist related to th Big Bang here guys.
The BB governs .... persists ...

Nice Catch !!
If this is the case then B should be the answer.

M8, I must say that you think alot....
I was convinced by your logic for a moment and inclined toward B.
Nice SC Vivek.....

Regards,
Brajesh

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14 Mar 2006, 13:34
vivek123 wrote:
The OA for this is "A".

One of the tricky SCs. I suggest all my friends to have a look at these SCs too...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=16199
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=25669

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i am always here arround you guys and watch you guy's posts and discussions cuz i cann't miss GMAT club and you guys. thanks.

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A. persisting
B. persists
C. persisted
D. they persist
E. are persisting

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