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# In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the

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In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the [#permalink]

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In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the Earth at about the same distance and in about the same position, some 25 degrees above the horizon, that Halleyâ€™s comet will pass the next time it appears.

(A) that Halleyâ€™s comet will pass
(B) that Halleyâ€™s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halleyâ€™s comet
(D) as will Halleyâ€™s comet
(E) as Halleyâ€™s comet will do

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03 Jun 2006, 09:58
E...

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03 Jun 2006, 09:59
A and B are out for use of 'that'.
E seems to be the best choice among the remaining choices.

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04 Jun 2006, 06:47
yup I picked E too. but nope....
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04 Jun 2006, 06:56
D seems to be the right one

(A) that Halleyâ€™s comet will pass - could probably have been used if there was only one factor here that cannot refer to all the 3 reasons mentioned here
(B) that Halleyâ€™s comet is to be passing - same as above + akward
(C) as Halleyâ€™s comet - need will for future tense
(D) as will Halleyâ€™s comet - OK
(E) as Halleyâ€™s comet will do - akward

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04 Jun 2006, 08:20
D..

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05 Jun 2006, 04:39
Will go with A here.

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05 Jun 2006, 04:52
It's between D and E.
I don't know which one is better.........

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05 Jun 2006, 05:32
is it D??
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05 Jun 2006, 05:32
is it D??
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05 Jun 2006, 06:39
I like to go with A. 'that' refers to the path taken by the comets. (B) is awkward. So that leaves us with (A).

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05 Jun 2006, 09:37
OA is D...Thanks
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05 Jun 2006, 09:43
Is E wrong??
Or D is preferred over E?? Please explain.

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05 Jun 2006, 09:48
yup..I picked E but OA was D

anybody who can explain?
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05 Jun 2006, 10:16
jeunesis wrote:
yup..I picked E but OA was D

anybody who can explain?

I used this logic...

He plays guitar in the same way as does his father...

He plays guitar in the same way that his father does.

same as..is correct
same that..is wrong..

Plz correct me if I am wrong...
regarding E..I think thr's nthng wrong with it...but D makes a more concise sentence...

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10 Jun 2006, 08:33
I picked D based on this:

(D) as will Halleyâ€™s comet seemed more concise and simple
(E) as Halleyâ€™s comet will do expresses the same thing as (D) with more words.

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10 Jun 2006, 08:42
Will is required.

in E :Usage of "do" is not right. comment doenst do, but pass
in A : the sentence says both the commets pass thru the same path. but path has not been explicity mentioned, so the "That" cannot refer to it.

that leaves us with D
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In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2014, 14:47
I have explored most of the top gmat forums available, but none has explained properly why D>E.

Further I think, overall comparison is violating rules suggested by Ron @
http://www.beatthegmat.com/soar-t62473-15.html#p280069

Following is snippet from link posted above:
1 * if you have than/as + subject + FORM OF "TO BE" as the second half of a comparison, then you must have another form of "to be" in the first half of the comparison.

2 * if you have than/as + subject + HELPING VERB as the second half of a comparison, then you must have the SAME helping verb (perhaps in a different tense) in the first half of the comparison.

3 * if you have than/as + subject + FORM OF "TO DO" as the second half of a comparison, then you must have an ACTION VERB (or another form of "to do") in the first half of the comparison.

here are some examples:
#1
the air quality of las vegas is higher this year than it was in 2005.
parking spots are disappearing much more quickly today than they were yesterday.
#2
james can negotiate with salespeople more effectively than stephanie can.
i can run much faster than i could before my most recent knee operation. (note that "could" is the past tense of "can", so these are the same helping verb.)
#3
parking spots disappeared much faster today than they did yesterday.
tanya eats more slowly than she did when she was a teenager. (note that "did" doesn't have to have the same tense as the action verb)

Now in this sentence :

The comet Crommelin passed (to do form of verb) the Earth ... as will (helping verb) Halley’s comet ...

Total mismatch.. not going as per rule.
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Re: In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2014, 19:34
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Further I think, overall comparison is violating rules suggested by Ron @
http://www.beatthegmat.com/soar-t62473-15.html#p280069

what is the source of this question? BTW if D is really the answer then this question is definitely not good . D can never be the answer .E is better than D .and if ur question was as why E > D then i can further explain as why is it so .

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Re: In its most recent approach, the comet Crommelin passed the   [#permalink] 22 Jun 2014, 19:34

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