It is currently 19 Sep 2017, 05:07

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the

Author Message
Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 794

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore
Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 03:34
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Because Halleyâ€™s comet changes orbit slightly during the seventy-six-year interval between passing close to Earth, it may veer onto a collision course with a planet sometime in the distant future.

(A) between passing
(B) of passing
(C) between its passes
(D) of its passes
(E) as it passes
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 01 Jul 2005
Posts: 22

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 14:50
It's E.

A & C - between is unnecessary.

B & D - doesn't sound correct.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 104

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Re: SC - Halley's comet [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 15:36
A is incomplete. An interval requires two events / points in time and we only have one: "passing close to Earth"

B sounds as if the comet needs 76 years just to complete the process of passing close to Earth.

My choice is C. Interval between sounds great and we have two distinct events which define the interval.

D... I am just going to resort to a standard and annoying OG explanation template and say that "D is unidiomatic".

E implies that the comet changes orbit both during the 76 years and as it passes close to Earth. This is actually a valid statement, but the second part is redundant. Can't be right...

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 794

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 01:11
Wooof!
E is not the OA guys! OA is C

Vasild nice explanation! I got your logic that between should have 2 events/points - but still confused about B's meaning!!
Cud you elaborate pls?
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 431 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 01:20
Torn between B and C I decided on C because ...interval of... is unidiomatic

Kudos [?]: 431 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 104

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 03:30
rahulraao wrote:
... still confused about B's meaning!!
Cud you elaborate pls?

Well, GMATT73 is right that "interval of" is not idiomatic (at least I think so). Maybe if you substitute "interval" with "time span", things will get clearer. So in B you would have "the time span of passing close to Earth", which lasts 76 years. I understand this as "the comet is close to Earth for 76 years and after that it's not close anymore", which is not the intended meaning of the sentence.

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

13 Sep 2005, 03:30
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the 4 12 Jan 2011, 07:57
Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the 4 27 Jan 2010, 15:07
Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the 5 23 Aug 2009, 05:05
Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the 4 14 Aug 2009, 06:42
Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the 6 24 Jan 2009, 09:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by