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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.

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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07 Jun 2013, 15:28
It's definitely C. In is parallel with In!
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28 Nov 2013, 22:30
Guys,
I've a question - C stands out from the rest for sure, but "in its return of 1910–1911" isn't this structure bit awkward?
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I've a question - C stands out from the rest for sure, but "in its return of 1910–1911" isn't this structure bit awkward?

Hi bagdbmba,

Sometimes a grammatically correct sentence might sound awkward, most probably because we are not used to a particular usage in our colloquial language.

For this reason, it is not advisable to identify errors based on how a sentence sounds.

This sentence presents a clear comparison and both the entities (in no other historical sighting and in its return of 1910-1911) are clearly parallel.

Therefore option C is the correct answer.

Also, since this is an official sentence, we can learn from this sentence that this usage is correct.

Hope this helps.

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14 Dec 2013, 01:20
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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

Hello, this question is from OG12, q 138.
The answer is C 'in its return...'.

I dont understand this structure and what they are comparing.
Could you explain these points?
Thank you!
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08 Jan 2014, 01:36
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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

We're not comparing the Comet, we're comparing historical sightings... "IN no other X... as IN [the X of 1910-1911]".. It's paramount to keep track of what we're comparing. "Its" in A/B/D/E clearly refers to one thing, and in this case "its" might arguably be ambiguous as it might be the subject sighting or the object Comet... Nevertheless, it's more probable that "its" refers to Comet than sighting, so C is the only one that works.
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13 Mar 2014, 22:58
Hi E-GMAT,

Whenever we used "AS" for comparision. Then "AS" should be followed by a clause. But in this sentence "In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as in its return of 1910-1911"

The two items which are compared are 1.In no other historical sighting & 2.in its return of 1910-1911. which are prepositional phares . So is there any rule ,which i'm missing?

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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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14 Mar 2014, 10:28
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Hi E-GMAT,

Whenever we used "AS" for comparision. Then "AS" should be followed by a clause. But in this sentence "In no other historical sighting did Halley 's comet cause such a worldwide sensation as in its return of 1910-1911"

The two items which are compared are 1.In no other historical sighting & 2.in its return of 1910-1911. which are prepositional phares . So is there any rule ,which i'm missing?

Thanks

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Dear Nitin,

Thank you for posting your query here. As the previous poster has correctly pointed out, "it did" has been omitted in this sentence. This is a case of ellipsis, which can be applied in comparisons as long as the intended meaning is clear. This rule is covered in our concept file on comparisons as well as in our live session on Parallelism. Be sure to review those, if you haven't already done so.

To be sure that ellipsis is used correctly, first identify the two entities being compared. In this case, the two entities are:

1. The worldwide sensation Halley's Comet caused in other historical sightings
2. The worldwide sensation Halley's Comet caused in its return in 1910-11.

Since this intended meaning is clear in option C, it is the best choice.

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

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21 Mar 2014, 09:38
I think I found a way to attack this question.
Rewriting helps in this situation, at least it helped me.

Harley's comet did not cause such a worldwide sensation in any (no-->any because of "did not") other historical sighting as it did it its return of 1910-1911.

Harley's comet did not cause such a worldwide sensation in any other historical sighting as in its return of 1910-1911. (you can remove "it did" without changing the meaning)
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30 Sep 2014, 13:58
Are there any experts that can clear the ambiguity in the above SC Question?

Option A maintains a parallel structure
but Option C even though referring to the Haileys comet ends with "return of 1910" which is awkward.

Referring to year, 'in' seems to be the correct preposition rather than 'of'. This was my split.
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01 Oct 2014, 01:12
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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

C !!!

All out because they did not fit in meaning wise !!!

Sighting in 2 different time is compared, therefore "did" not required in Underlined sentence,

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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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14 Oct 2014, 07:17
Here construction is 'Such as' not 'did....did'
So it's C
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19 Oct 2014, 11:29
"In no other..." as "in ..." => I'd say its C.
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01 Mar 2015, 22:30

C maintains parallelism.

A is incorrect because it incorrectly compares Halley' comet with ' its return' which is nonsensical.

"As' is a parallel marker.The two entities are being wrongly compared.Moreover, the clause or phrases being compared must be of somewhat identical construction.

C corrects the error.
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C maintains parallelism.

A is incorrect because it incorrectly compares Halley' comet with ' its return' which is nonsensical.

"As' is a parallel marker.The two entities are being wrongly compared.Moreover, the clause or phrases being compared must be of somewhat identical construction.

C corrects the error.
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23 Jun 2015, 18:17
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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.
Subject here is the Halley's comet. But suddenly towards the end it is 'it's return' that becomes the subject. So incorrect.

(A) did its return in 1910–1911. Subject is 'it's return'
(C) in its return of 1910–1911. In no other historical sighting did Halley’s Comet cause such a worldwide sensation as in its return of 1910–1911
(D) its return of 1910–1911 did. Sounds like 'it's return' is doing something again
(E) its return in 1910–1911
.Missing 'in'
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24 Aug 2015, 01:58
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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

The answer is C because the comparison is in between other historical sighting and in 1910-1911
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