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# IMHO, (D) 'doubling' correctly modifies 'moons'. So A, C, E

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IMHO, (D) 'doubling' correctly modifies 'moons'. So A, C, E [#permalink]

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19 May 2009, 06:43
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IMHO, (D)

'doubling' correctly modifies 'moons'. So A, C, E are out.
now known to orbit - sounds unidiomatic. So B is out.

D is the final choice.
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19 May 2009, 06:47
gmatee wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

(A) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit

(C) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around

(D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(E) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

I'll go with B

known to Vs known as
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19 May 2009, 07:15
gmatee wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

(A) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit

(C) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around

(D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(E) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

'which' is wrong here so between B and D.

I think B is better ( 'known as orbiting' in D doesnt sound right)

IMO B.
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19 May 2009, 08:00
B, IMO.

The idiom "known as" is wrongly used in choices.

gmatee wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

(A) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit

(C) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around

(D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(E) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit
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20 May 2009, 21:02
pm4553 wrote:
gmatee wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

(A) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit

(C) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around

(D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(E) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

I'll go with B

known to Vs known as

Clearly between B and D.

I don't think "Known to" vs "know as" makes difference to choose choice B over D

Actually orbit vs orbiting --> makes difference

B:
No. of Satellites known to "Orbit Planet" (here Orbit is adjective modifying Planet)
Group of Satellites = Planet(--> this make sense)

D:
No. of satellites known as "orbiting the planet"
Group of Satellites = Orbiting the planet (here orbiting act as gerund --> process)
This one doesn't make sense.

Finally went with B.
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21 May 2009, 06:47
x2suresh wrote:

Clearly between B and D.

I don't think "Known to" vs "know as" makes difference to choose choice B over D

Actually orbit vs orbiting --> makes difference

B:
No. of Satellites known to "Orbit Planet" (here Orbit is adjective modifying Planet)
Group of Satellites = Planet(--> this make sense)

D:
No. of satellites known as "orbiting the planet"
Group of Satellites = Orbiting the planet (here orbiting act as gerund --> process)
This one doesn't make sense.

Finally went with B.

Maybe we need to use construction 'now known as orbit planet' instead of 'now known to orbit planet'? 'To orbit' - clearly verb. Or I misunderstood you...
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08 Jun 2009, 12:01
What's the difference between known as and known to ? Can someone clarify why D is out and B is the right answer?
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09 Jun 2009, 08:45
perfectstranger wrote:
What's the difference between known as and known to ? Can someone clarify why D is out and B is the right answer?

Because I've never seen "known as" at all thoughout my experience with the english language since birth. You can say "regard as", but not "known as."

Whenever you use "known", it must always be followed by an infinitive, so it must be "known to."

I do have a question though, does "known for" exist?

I choose B
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12 Jun 2009, 04:58
Also had a dbout b/w B and D, went with B

B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit
D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

'Known as' is generally used with reference to names/naming. It does not fit in with the context of this sentence.

Though, from original sentence I had this doubt:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

Is not orbiting correctly paralleling the verb tense in the original sentence?
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12 Jun 2009, 06:49
ugimba wrote:
gmatee wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

(A) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(B) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit

(C) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around

(D) doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting

(E) which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

'which' is wrong here so between B and D.

I think B is better ( 'known as orbiting' in D doesnt sound right)

IMO B.

I agree. 'Which' Modifies Uranus instead of the actual detection.

Pls correct me if i am wrong.
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