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In 1974 a large area of the surface of Mercury was photographed from

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In 1974 a large area of the surface of Mercury was photographed from varying distances, which revealed a degree of cratering similar to that of the Moon’s.

A. which revealed a degree of cratering similar to that of the Moon’s

B. to reveal a degree of cratering similar to the Moon

C. revealing a degree of cratering similar to that of the Moon

D. and revealed cratering similar in degree to the Moon

E. that revealed cratering similar in degree to that of the Moon
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New post 30 Jun 2017, 10:30
shonakshi wrote:
Not getting why option B is incorrect :? :?


I have a simple explanation.
If you look at the original sentence and concentrate on its meaning--- It says Nothing about the 'purpose' of the 'Photograph' being taken.
The Result just happened simultaneously
Whereas For B-- The Result of 'finding the similarity in craters' is because of deliberately 'Photographing' the landscape.


In short B changes the meaning of A drastically, although it is a grammatically correct sentence.
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New post 30 Jun 2017, 11:32
I believe the correct answer would be option (E).

#1: "to that of the Moon" is sufficient to imply the necessary meaning and hence Moon's is not necessary. B & D illogically compares Degree of cratering and the Moon itself. Eliminate A, B and D

#2: Split at the beginning - word that has to be used to convey intended meaning and opt (E) correctly uses that to join two independent clauses. Option C incorrectly modifies varying distances. Eliminate C

Answer would be option E.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Imo C
Lets analyze rest of the options.
A. which revealed a degree of cratering similar to that of the Moon’s
which here is modifying distance and it leads to nonsensical meaning that distance revealed a degree of cratering .
B. to reveal a degree of cratering similar to the Moon infinite here is wrong .

I would concentrate on meaning here , we use to to indicate a plan of action in future or in past
For example 1) The mission of James Bond was to find out about the organisation named Specter.
2) The WHO has implemented a new plan in Liberia to get rid of Ebola a very contagious disease.


D. and revealed cratering similar in degree to the Moon
Use of and here is wrong because we a noun or a verb to complete the sentence .

E. that revealed cratering similar in degree to that of the Moon Here again that refers to distance and suggests that distance revealed a degree of cratering.
Hi please comment on the analysis .
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Correct is C - Revealing is a better way to start the second clause.
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I am able to eliminate all the options. But i have another doubt.
Does using either 'a degree of catering' or 'cratering similar in degree' change the meaning of the sentence?
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cubs, there is a difference in meaning, although here it's not crucial. The difference is in what is revealed: cratering or the degree of cratering. Did we learn that cratering exists, or did we learn how much cratering there is? I could imagine going with the usage in E even if the craters were already known, but "revealing a degree" shows more clearly that what we discovered was how much cratering there is.
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