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Because Halleys 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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Because Halleys 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


C??
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GMAT TIGER wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
Because Halleys 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


C??


Why not A. I agree that in C pronun it refers clearly to the halleys commet but A is giving the saem maning with out uisng pronoun.

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New post 08 Sep 2008, 22:06
A sound better. But I do not have any argument for it.

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I will go for B. The reason is that "passing close to Earth" qualifies "seventy-six-year interval". Also, "between" seems awakward to me.

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OA is C

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interesting....another usage of "between". Is there any explanation for OA?

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rao_1857 wrote:
Because Halleys 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


IMO C)

interval between is right

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interesting....another usage of "between". Is there any explanation for OA?



unfortunatley no :(

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rao_1857 wrote:
Because Halleys 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


For a comet to have a 76 yr interval,it should pass twice and C is the only answer that fits grammatically & logically

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For a comet to have a 76 yr interval,it should pass twice and C is the only answer that fits grammatically & logically


What is the reasoning behind passing twice only?

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rao_1857 wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
Because Halleys 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


C??


Why not A. I agree that in C pronun it refers clearly to the halleys commet but A is giving the saem maning with out uisng pronoun.


in C: Between what? passes - yes.
in A: between what? passing close to earth. :no
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