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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
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06 Nov 2006, 04:18
between is needed as we are comparing 2 orbits in an interval.

between(for comparing the orbiting of the comet) its( possessive form of Halley's comet)passes(singualr so for each orbit Halley comet passes)

So C should be it
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06 Nov 2006, 04:22
"interval between its passes" sounds logical.

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06 Nov 2006, 09:18
pawan82 wrote:
Why not E?

Because an interval can exist only BETWEEN ITS PASSES and not AS IT PASSES close to earth
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06 Nov 2006, 11:31
dwivedys wrote:
pawan82 wrote:
Why not E?

Because an interval can exist only BETWEEN ITS PASSES and not AS IT PASSES close to earth

I think the between has nothin to do with the interval rather to do with the changes in orbit. Changes in orbit brings comparison into picture.
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06 Nov 2006, 20:25
neelabhmahesh wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
pawan82 wrote:
Why not E?

Because an interval can exist only BETWEEN ITS PASSES and not AS IT PASSES close to earth

I think the between has nothin to do with the interval rather to do with the changes in orbit. Changes in orbit brings comparison into picture.

The change of orbit takes place during the interval between its passes

the interval lies BETWEEN the passes and the change of orbit happens DURING the interval..

Makes sense?
06 Nov 2006, 20:25
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