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In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A. did its return in 1910-1911

B. had its 1910-1911 return

C. in its return of 1910-1911

D. its return of 1910-1911 did

E. its return in 1910-1911

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Lets bring Obama into the picture instead of Hally, the comet for a moment :-D

Rephrase with C - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as (he did) in his presidential race of 2008. (We can omit 'he did' and still convey the same meaning)
Sensation caused by Obama in all the previous elections is compared with sensation caused by Obama in presidential race.)
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (it did) in its return of 1910-1911

Rephrase with A - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as did his presidential race of 2008. ( Incorrect comparison. Sensation caused by Obama in all the previous elections is compared incorrectly with sensation caused by presidential election. But we should compare sensations caused by Obama in both the cases.)
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (did its return in 1910-1911)


B - no need to discuss. Had is not necessary. Changes the meaning.

Rephrase with D - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as his presidential race of 2008 did. (again sensation by Obama is compared with sensation caused by presidential election. Same problem as A.
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (its return of 1910-1911 did )

Rephrase with E - In no other election did Obama cause such a sensation as his presidential race of 2008. ( Here sentence ends abruptly. Here sensation caused by Obama is compared with presidential race itself.
In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as its return in 1910-1911

Ofcourse we all can come up with explanations once we know OA. :wink:
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PathFinder007 wrote:
Hi Experts,

I have a query regarding comparision. Here we are comparing the sensation caused by halley's comet in any other hitorical sighting with sensation caused by Halley's comet in 1910-1911. here we are comparing both the events in option A. I want to understand what is the issue with option A? why comparision is not proper. Please clarify.

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The parallelsim in option A is as follows:

The first element: Halley's comet caused sensation in no other event.
The second element: The comet's return caused sensation in 1910-1911.

There are two problems in the above structure:
a. The subject in the first is Halley's comet, whereas the subject in the second is the event itself (its return).
b. In the first, the sensation was (not) caused in an "event"( "no other event"), whereas in the second the sensastion was caused in some year - it is better to structure the sentence in a way that in the second element as well the sensation is caused in an event ( event = return of 1910-1911).)

Therefore better parralleism would be:
The first element: Halley's comet caused sensation in no other event.
The second element: Halley's comet caused sensation in its return of 1910-1911.

In the above, the subjects are the same (Halley's comet), and an event ("no other event") is made parallel to an event (its return of 1910-1911").
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In no other historical sighting did Halley's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.


A. did its return in 1910-1911
--> wrong comparison between Halley's comet and its return.

B. had its 1910-1911 return
--> wrong comparison between Halley's comet and its return.

C. in its return of 1910-1911
--> correct.

D. its return of 1910-1911 did
--> wrong comparison between Halley's comet and its return.

E. its return in 1910-1911
--> parallelism issue.
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cover_52 wrote:
In no other historical sighting did Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

(A) did its return in 1910–1911
(B) had its 1910–1911 return
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 1910–1911


A "As did" violates the parallelism of "in [noun] [verb] ... as in [noun]"
B "Had" violates the parallelism of "in [noun] [verb] ... as in [noun]"
C Correct.
D "Its return" violates the parallelism of "in [noun] [verb] ... as in [noun]"
E "Its return" violates the parallelism of "in [noun] [verb] ... as in [noun]"
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