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# Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it

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Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.

(A) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps
(B) regarding the speed our galaxy expands at; moreover, they think it may be
(C) about how fast our galaxy expands and perhaps be
(D) on the galaxy’s expansion rate and perhaps
(E) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps

Originally posted by WhyabloodyMBA on 10 Jul 2009, 13:01.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Jul 2018, 10:52, edited 1 time in total.
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10 Jul 2009, 13:44
I would go with 'E'

Astronomers say X,Y and Z
3 subclauses

Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.
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22 Feb 2010, 08:08
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I have a hard time to understand this structure: about + clause. I thought a clause can not follow the word "about".

Can anyone help to elaborate this grammar? Thanks.
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22 Feb 2010, 08:44
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Jasonlu1981 wrote:
I have a hard time to understand this structure: about + clause. I thought a clause can not follow the word "about".

Can anyone help to elaborate this grammar? Thanks.

You're right. Here in E we don't have clauses that begin with "about": Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.
We have subject (asrtonomers), verb (say) and 3 clauses that begin wit "that".
"About" here is an object of "clues" in the first that-clause and "data" in the second that-clause.
Answer E maintains a good parallel structure.

Hope it's clear...

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Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.

(A) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps
(B) regarding the speed our galaxy expands at; moreover, they think it may be
(C) about how fast our galaxy expands and perhaps be
(D) on the galaxy’s expansion rate and perhaps
(E) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps
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22 Feb 2010, 10:31
i believe the correct idiom can be both "supply data about" and "supply data on"... so either about or on can be correct... "supply data regarding" sounds a bit weird, but lets hold off on any splitting technique for now...

also noticed that the first two series of the list starts with "that"... so it must be true that the answer choice has to contain another "that" clause... obviously this would be E...
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22 Feb 2010, 19:49
IMO E ..... even i feel it correct due to the parallel structure maintained by 'that'

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Jasonlu1981 wrote:
I have a hard time to understand this structure: about + clause. I thought a clause can not follow the word "about".

Can anyone help to elaborate this grammar? Thanks.

You're right. Here in E we don't have clauses that begin with "about": Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.
We have subject (asrtonomers), verb (say) and 3 clauses that begin wit "that".
"About" here is an object of "clues" in the first that-clause and "data" in the second that-clause.
Answer E maintains a good parallel structure.

Hope it's clear...

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Astronomers studying the newly discovered star say that it provides clues about our galaxy’s origin, that it may supply data about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps the most distant star in the entire Milky Way.

(A) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and moreover it is perhaps
(B) regarding the speed our galaxy expands at; moreover, they think it may be
(C) about how fast our galaxy expands and perhaps be
(D) on the galaxy’s expansion rate and perhaps
(E) about how fast our galaxy is expanding, and that it is perhaps

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18 Apr 2014, 09:37
I got the correct answer ,but i would like to know the precise reason as to why B is wrong
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26 Jul 2018, 10:21
I got the correct answer ,but i would like to know the precise reason as to why B is wrong

B violates parallelism. Pronoun it is ambiguous in " they think it may be"
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22 Aug 2018, 10:21
Can someone please explain all the answer choices in this question that why are right/wrong.

I chose A.
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31 Aug 2018, 00:53
For those wondering why the wrong answers are wrong, adalfu's post from back in 2010 covers it. If we start with "Astronomers say THAT X, THAT Y . . . ," then we need to have "AND THAT Z." Only E provides this, so all the others are wrong!
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