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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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385. 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 Halley’s comet will pass the next time it appears.
(A) that Halley’s comet will pass
(B) that Halley’s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley’s comet
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do

OA is D

Please, explain the preference ONLY between D and E.
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Re: SC 1000 question (385) [#permalink]

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03 Aug 2007, 23:23
385. 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 Halley’s comet will pass the next time it appears.
(A) that Halley’s comet will pass
(B) that Halley’s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley’s comet
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do

OA is D

Please, explain the preference ONLY between D and E.

that should not be used. Thus A and B are out. Also B is wordy.

C. as halley's comet... leaves you hanging need will
D. as will Halley's comet... Ok
E. will do... addition of do is wordy
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Re: SC 1000 question (385) [#permalink]

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05 Aug 2007, 05:00
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
385. 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 Halley’s comet will pass the next time it appears.
(A) that Halley’s comet will pass
(B) that Halley’s comet is to be passing
(C) as Halley’s comet
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do

OA is D

Please, explain the preference ONLY between D and E.

that should not be used. Thus A and B are out. Also B is wordy.

C. as halley's comet... leaves you hanging need will
D. as will Halley's comet... Ok
E. will do... addition of do is wordy

I really don't understand when we should add a verb and when it is implied. In different right answers I see both versions
Re: SC 1000 question (385)   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2007, 05:00
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