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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 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
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07 May 2008, 12:23
saravalli 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

i think E is best..

E creates the right comparison and tense structure..
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07 May 2008, 12:31
i think its A. In 'E', I am not comfortable with that 'will do' piece at the end there. ..
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07 May 2008, 12:55
I go with A.

C, D, and E all start with 'as' and create an improper comparison.

the comet Crommelin passed the Earth at about the same distance and in about the same position, as ....

The comet passed at the same degree an position as Halley's comet.

This compares the path of the Crommelin to Halley's comet.

'is to be passing' is clearly wrong in B.
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07 May 2008, 13:11
saravalli 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

My sentence rewrite:

The comet Crommelin passed the Earth at about the same distance and in about the same position 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 (missing future tense)
(D) as will Halley’s comet
(E) as Halley’s comet will do
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Re: SC - Hally's comet [#permalink]

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07 May 2008, 13:14
E for me too.
will do in the end cleary singnals that Hally's comet will actually pass the earth in the same position etc..it emphasis on the action.
As is used correct here it signals similarilty between crom's comet and halley's comet. That both use the same path. Anyways what the OA?
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07 May 2008, 13:26
marshpa wrote:
E for me too.
will do in the end cleary singnals that Hally's comet will actually pass the earth in the same position etc..it emphasis on the action.
As is used correct here it signals similarilty between crom's comet and halley's comet. That both use the same path. Anyways what the OA?

Take the BS out and you get:
(E)The Crommelin comet passed at the same position as Halley's comet will do.
(A)The Crommelin comet passed at the same position that Halley's comet will pass.
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07 May 2008, 13:44
I will go with E .

A is wrong due to

- Same that ,it should be same as
- that refers to position whereas we have to refer both position and distance
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08 May 2008, 01:42
Mighty convoluted +1 for the question.

I pick D for ellipsis.

Same position as will Halley's comet sounds better than
same position that Halley's comet will pass.

Although it could well be A ....

About time the OA comes out.
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08 May 2008, 06:02

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..
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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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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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IMO D.
E seems wrong because of WILL DO - which shows a working verb performed by commet.
But the sentence compares the comet just passes but not perform. (state of being but not action).
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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

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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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