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# In no other historical sighting did Halleys comet cause such

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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
(C) in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 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.

THE CORRECT SENTENCE SHOULD BE :-
In no other historical sightingdid Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as (it did) in its return of 1910-1911.
THE HIGHLIGHTED PORTIONS SHOULD BE PARALLEL---THE DID SHOULD BE PARALLEL-----(IT DID) PORTION CAN BE ELLIPSE.......
(A) did its return in 1910–1911
(C) in its return of 1910–1911... CORRECT
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did
(E) its return in 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 - The comparison is made between Halley's Comet and its return
(B) had its 1910–1911 return - Incorrect sentence structure
(C) in its return of 1910–1911 - Correct parallelism maintained between the historical sighting and the return
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did - Incorrect Parallelism
(E) its return in 1910–1911 - Incorrect Parallelism
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Hi egmat,

In the correct answer C, -as- is used in a comparison without a clause. How can it be correct? I thought that -as- can only be used without a verb in a comparison when it is followed by a prepositional phrase and it has ellipsis. Which is the ellipsis in C?

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26 Nov 2005, 20:30
cover_52 wrote:
In no other historical sighting did Halleyâ€™s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A. did its return in 1910-1911
C. in its return of 1910-1911
D. its return of 1910-1911 did
E. its return in 1910-1911

@_@ any ideas?

It is a bit confusing ..but the key to realize is that we need to maintain parallel construction
...did Halleyâ€™s comet ....as did its...
which is only in A
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26 Nov 2005, 20:42
'A' is good. Only 'A' maintains the llism.

'D' does not fit in llism, just fit back 'A' & 'D' in original sentence & read.
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27 Nov 2005, 04:47
In no other historical sighting did Halleyâ€™s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did sighting its return in 1910-1911.

just replace did with sighting, it will sound much beter. so A is the right answer.
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05 Jan 2006, 20:57
A it is

1) A past tense returned is needed to refer to the period 1910-1911, so did return makes sense
2) use of Inversion || "did"
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05 Jan 2006, 21:57
I'll guess A. Very tough question. I'm a kind of unfamiliar with this structure.

Can anyone give a formal GMAT explanation to this one, please. If you get a question like this one, what should be do? Should we memorize the standard structure or use our logic.
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05 Jan 2006, 21:59
I think C is the best option. Had the sentence said "No other historical sighting of Halley's comet caused such a worldwide sensation as ......" then I would go with A or E. But the subject of the sentence is Halley's comet and hence the end needs to relate to the comet and hence in its return of 1910-1911.
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06 Jan 2006, 00:30
I was stuck between A and C... C solved the prob of parallelism but in return of 1910-1911 sounded awkward... A was not parallel..
So guess we have to pick the better of the eveils..which is C
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06 Jan 2006, 21:03
IMO C is the best..to maintain IIism with "in no other"
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A. did its return in 1910-1911
C. in its return of 1910-1911
D. its return of 1910-1911 did
E. its return in 1910-1911
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05 Sep 2006, 08:45
Should be A.

In no other historical sighting did Halleyâ€™s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911
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05 Sep 2006, 09:03
One more for A.

A. did its return in 1910-1911 - parallel. Good.
B. had its 1910-1911 return - not parallel.
C. in its return of 1910-1911 - 'as in its return' is just plain wrong. should be 'as its'. Also of should be replaced by in.
D. its return of 1910-1911 did - wrong. should be its return in .
E. its return in 1910-1911 - wrong. not parallel(need did)
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05 Sep 2006, 10:32
I just realised after reading it again that the answer should be A.

Because I realised that the X before the as has to be parallel to the Y. Since its GMATClub I can afford to change, but I can't do it in the exam

Definitely making a note of this.
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05 Sep 2006, 15:21
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In no other historical sighting did HalleyтАЩs comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A. did its return in 1910-1911
C. in its return of 1910-1911
D. its return of 1910-1911 did
E. its return in 1910-1911

I'll pick C for the parallel "in" construction. return of 1910-1911 sound acceptable when speaking of historical events (as in: the revolution of 1917)
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In no other historical sighting did Halleyâ€™s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911.

A. did its return in 1910-1911

C. in its return of 1910-1911

D. its return of 1910-1911 did

E. its return in 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
C. in its return of 1910-1911
D. its return of 1910-1911 did
E. its return in 1910-1911
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10 Jul 2007, 19:35
I got it down to A or D.
Will go with A since in D, return of does not seem ok. return in is correct i believe
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17 Aug 2008, 06:12
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
C in its return of 1910-1911
D its return of 1910-1911 did
E its return in 1910-1911
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