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

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08 May 2008, 06:24
Thankyou. OA is D.

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20 Sep 2009, 07:36
i dont understand why E does not work??
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22 Jul 2010, 12:46
In the first part of the sentence we have "he comet Crommelin passed the Earth at about the same distance"..Here we have passed (past tense). In the second part when we are referring to a future action "the next time it appears." so we have to use "will pass". When we say, "as will Halley's comet", it means "as Halley's comet will pass". In E, we have a completely different verb, "do".
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24 Jul 2010, 06:15
"D" & "C" are same in meaning, no difference what so ever. The only thing which favors D is that its concise. If we use the principle of "Ellipses", then D is the correct one.
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28 Jul 2010, 23:55
Terrible to go with E ..............Just failed to see Will in option D ...........

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03 Sep 2010, 04:38
I also went with E.
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03 Sep 2010, 05:48
I guess it's because, passing is not doing. So will do does not make sense somehow.

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03 Sep 2010, 05:57

E for me too. its a case of comparison

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I think D might be passed..

E actually creates the wrong tense structure..

Comet PASSED the earth at about the same blah, as will Haley's Comet..

using DO in E..clashes with the past tense of PASSED..

Thanks for explanation. I picked E as well but now I've realized that you cannot use auxiliary werb reffering to present tense werb, when the werb actually used is in past tense. Such a silly mistake.
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03 Sep 2010, 06:16
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

There is a 3-2 split for "That" and "As", That will refer to position, while sentence is referring to distance and position. Hence, Option A and B are wrong...

Option C is awkward, hence incorrect

To choose between D and E, I am bit confused. I felt the correct answer to be E, still not able to figure out why E is incorrect.

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03 Sep 2010, 06:52
mymba99 wrote:
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

plz expln rule/concept if possible. Thanks

IMO E

IMO the choice is between D and E
i understand that this is a case of elipsis but could someone elaborate on the principal and why in this case is the correct one?
my understanding is that the two elements need to be parallel, so the verb is needed "will do"

also, D's structure "as will halley's comet" is awkard with the end of sentence "the next...."
any1 that can explain more?

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03 Sep 2010, 08:16
First: the 2/3-split wins "as" since we have "the same...as"

Second: it's a comparison of the comets' passing in a certain distance and position, not the comets themselves ; therefore, "C" out

Third: I'm not sure whether it's a matter of concision or "E" is in fact wrong.

Anyway, I opted for D

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03 Sep 2010, 08:44
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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 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

There is a 3-2 split for "That" and "As", That will refer to position, while sentence is referring to distance and position. Hence, Option A and B are wrong...

Option C is awkward, hence incorrect

To choose between D and E, I am bit confused. I felt the correct answer to be E, still not able to figure out why E is incorrect.

i am in the same condition, confused between d & e.

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03 Sep 2010, 09:34
D, in my opinion.
First, for the comparison you need the structure "at the same distance as..."---"the same distance that..." isn't grammatically correct. Eliminate a and b.
Second, the comet will pass in the future, so "will" is necessary to indicate this. Eliminate C.
Third, I believe that in e, "as Haley's comet will do", the "do" is wrong because it changes the verb from "pass" to "do". So I go with d because it satisfies all of these considerations, imo.

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03 Sep 2010, 12:29
Nihit wrote:
D for me .
I think this is a case of Ellipsis.

Hi can someone explain the concept of ellipsis?
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04 Sep 2010, 01:37
Dear fellow aspirants although I messed up my gmat in my last atempts, I am trying to bell it this time.Here's my take on halley's comet.

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

here we use as because we are comparing passing of comets.
Between Dand E I don't know why is D correct I opted for E because both comets are parallel to each other.after the coma and both passed and will are also parallel.

Kindly help me out wih this one.
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04 Sep 2010, 06:06
A &B are out because "that" is preceded by a comma. The comma denotes a non-essential clause--"that is used for essential clauses, thus is never preceded by a comma.

D describes future tense because Haley has not passed and is yet to happen…Correct.

C and E are normal writing errors

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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 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

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04 Sep 2010, 23:22
Idiom : Same - As

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 - Compares passing of Crommelin with the comet Halleys
(D) as will Halley’s comet - correct
(E) as Halley’s comet will do - Error of ellipses! "do" implies "passed" as mentioned in original sentence but should imply "pass" as in "will pass"

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