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Because Miranda, the smallest moon of Uranus, has a large number of different surface features, including craters, mountains, valleys, and fractures, some astronomers suggest that at one time repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of mutual gravitational attraction.
A. repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of
B.repeated impacts on the surface broke it apart, after which the fragments having rejoined with
C.through repeated impacts that the surface broke apart, after which the fragments subsequently rejoined by.
D.the surface broke apart with repeated impacts, after which the fragments having rejoined through.
E.the surface broke apart as a result of repeated impacts , after which the fragments rejoined through.

Are choices A and B "passive"?

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Because Miranda, the smallest moon of Uranus, has a large number of different surface features, including craters, mountains, valleys, and fractures, some astronomers suggest that at one time repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of mutual gravitational attraction.
A. repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of -> rightly used
B.repeated impacts on the surface broke it apart, after which the fragments having rejoined with -> running sentence
C.through repeated impacts that the surface broke apart, after which the fragments subsequently rejoined by. -> suggested through impacts is wrong
D.the surface broke apart with repeated impacts, after which the fragments having rejoined through. ->running sentence
E.the surface broke apart as a result of repeated impacts , after which the fragments rejoined through. -> eliminate since rejoined through force is not correct,rejoined by force or because of force is correct

Are choices A and B "passive"?

im muddled between A and E
somehow through does not click hence A is the choice with subsequently playing its role .
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x97agarwal wrote:
Because Miranda, the smallest moon of Uranus, has a large number of different surface features, including craters, mountains, valleys, and fractures, some astronomers suggest that at one time repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of mutual gravitational attraction.
A. repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of
B.repeated impacts on the surface broke it apart, after which the fragments having rejoined with
C.through repeated impacts that the surface broke apart, after which the fragments subsequently rejoined by.
D.the surface broke apart with repeated impacts, after which the fragments having rejoined through.
E.the surface broke apart as a result of repeated impacts , after which the fragments rejoined through.

Are choices A and B "passive"?


I would go E.

A. don't need "and" / "the fragments were subsequently rejoined" is passive
B. "having rejoined" is wrong
C. don't even know where to begin...
D. "having rejoined" is wrong
E. clear, concise, and grammatically correct
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I go for E.
the surface broke apart as a result of repeated impacts , after which the fragments rejoined through

"after which' modifies "impacts", so it needs to be close to "impacts"
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A is passive. In B and "having rejoined" is wrong, and C is ugly and wrong. Is E
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 14:16
I'd go for E.

Because Miranda, the smallest moon of Uranus, has a large number of different surface features, including craters, mountains, valleys, and fractures, some astronomers suggest that at one time

repeated impacts broke or the surface broke apart?

It is at one time the surface broke apart

D) having rejoined is incorrect in D.

x97agarwal wrote:
Because Miranda, the smallest moon of Uranus, has a large number of different surface features, including craters, mountains, valleys, and fractures, some astronomers suggest that at one time repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of mutual gravitational attraction.
A. repeated impacts broke the surface apart, and after which the fragments were subsequently rejoined because of
B.repeated impacts on the surface broke it apart, after which the fragments having rejoined with
C.through repeated impacts that the surface broke apart, after which the fragments subsequently rejoined by.
D.the surface broke apart with repeated impacts, after which the fragments having rejoined through.
E.the surface broke apart as a result of repeated impacts , after which the fragments rejoined through.

Are choices A and B "passive"?


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