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# I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on

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I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on this one.

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Originally posted by jjhko on 21 Aug 2006, 05:49.
Last edited by fameatop on 29 Aug 2013, 21:09, edited 1 time in total.
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21 Aug 2006, 06:00
The answer should be (A). I couldn`t recognize the idiom, so I used the modifier rule here. Jupiter, .....
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21 Aug 2006, 06:01
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Just by the last part of the sentance, we know that the underlined part must end in "Jupiter"

This leaves only A,C and D.

C - the "is" and "having" is incorrect

Between A and D, A uses the correct plural form "have" to describe the 18 spheres.

Therefore A
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21 Aug 2006, 06:05
Picking A.
A----> Right modifier--Correct SVA, keep it.
B----> Wrong. "the solar system's largest planet" modifies "Jupiter's Mass"
C----> "having detected" is wrong here.
D----> "astronomers,........, and has detected". No "and" required.
E----> Worst of them all. "they have" is totally wrong here.
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21 Aug 2006, 10:11
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A.

I think idiom "estimate to" is right way than saying estimate at .

Any thought.
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21 Aug 2006, 11:22
A for right modifier for Jupitor and correct idiom --- estimated to have (be)
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22 Aug 2006, 06:24
The OA is A. I got fixed to looking for 'to be' but 'to have' is the same thing.
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22 Jun 2016, 09:02
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jjhko wrote:
I was having trouble with the idiom 'estimated to be' on this one.

We can find the answer even by not looking at the idiom.

'Jupiter' is preferred over 'Jupiter's mass' because 'solar system's largest planet modifies 'Jupiter'. B and E are out.

In choice C 'having detected at least.....' is not right and not giving the intended meaning.

In choice D 'an international team of astronomers' is a run on sentence.

Choice A is the best of all.
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Updated on: 22 Jun 2016, 11:31
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An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
B. astronomers work at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass
C. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass

Correct S-V issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
Correct Modifier issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
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Originally posted by Abhishek009 on 22 Jun 2016, 10:58.
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22 Jun 2016, 11:29
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Abhishek009 wrote:
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An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.

A. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
B. astronomers work at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass
C. astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, having detected at least 18 huge gas spheres that are estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
D. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, and has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated at 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter
E. astronomers, working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain, has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres they have estimated to be 5 to 15 times Jupiter’s mass

You mean to say A
Correct S-V issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
Correct Modifier issue

An international team of astronomers working at telescopes in the Canary Islands and Spain has detected at least 18 huge gas spheres estimated to have 5 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
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22 Jun 2016, 11:32
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You mean to say A

Sorry for that it was a TYPO ( Edited my post )
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17 Apr 2018, 13:31
The solar system's largest planet : It should modify Jupiter,not Jupiter's mass. A is correct.
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