It is currently 23 Nov 2017, 02:46

### 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
SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1699

Kudos [?]: 481 [0], given: 0

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

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2005, 13:43
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

3. 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
_________________

hey ya......

Kudos [?]: 481 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 09 Jul 2005
Posts: 589

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2005, 14:15
For me, E, D and B are wrong because they are ungramatical. Between A and C I choose C.

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5201

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2005, 21:54
Is it interval of or interval between?

According to Cambridge:

Definition
interval (SPACE)
noun [C]

1 a period between two events or times, or the space between two points:

There's often a long interval between an author completing a book and it appearing in the shops.

2 at intervals repeated after a particular period of time or a particular distance:

In the event of fire, the alarm will sound at intervals of 15 seconds.

C best describes this situation because Halley`s Comet passes by Earth (between .15 and .40 AU) in a predictable perihelion orbital path every 76 years.

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 24 Sep 2005
Posts: 1883

Kudos [?]: 386 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2005, 22:03
" interval between two objects" is correct so C it is.

Kudos [?]: 386 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 278

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

Location: CA, USA

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2005, 22:26
C

of passing and passes, passes is better

between ... passes is idiomatic

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1699

Kudos [?]: 481 [0], given: 0

Location: Dhaka

### Show Tags

22 Oct 2005, 06:25
Wow what a great way to crack it.... GMATT73.

OA is nothing but C.

good job guys.
_________________

hey ya......

Kudos [?]: 481 [0], given: 0

22 Oct 2005, 06:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Because Halleys comet changes orbit slightly during the

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.