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# It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth

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It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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14 Oct 2007, 18:17
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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I say A.

Use of being u can elim. BCE.

Also u can elim CB because modifier is not next to Mars.

D: known now... i didn't like this. D was kinda hard but I went for A.
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14 Oct 2007, 18:37
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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I think A.

BCE because the planet is not known "for being/as being" those characteristics.

A is more concise than D, and D is slightly awkward with "that is known now to be"
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14 Oct 2007, 19:18
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being

I am in for A......modifier problem in B & C, D awkward & E-wordy & redundant b'coz of "as being"
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14 Oct 2007, 19:21
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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was torn between A and D. i picked D because i thought "venture" should proceed Earth... but didn't concentrate on the latter part which is more ackward... does anyone know general rule on splitting verbs with the subject? or split infinitives? =\
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15 Oct 2007, 09:41
for some reason I feel it is "B"

what is the OA?

even though being is usually out i feel that in this sentence you need being.
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15 Oct 2007, 10:38
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be

B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being

C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being

D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be

E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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I am with Cooper on this one, I think it should be B

C & E are out because of "may"(hypothetical) and "will"(certainty)

A & D just don't sound right when you put it back to the sentence.

A)before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars (awkward)

D)before spacecraft from Earth venture again to Mars (awkward)

so i picked B, even though I don't like "being" either.......but I know sometimes "being" is ok....

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17 Oct 2007, 18:59
Could you explain why u selected E. Normally the word 'being' is considered incorrect on the GMAT.
What wrong with A ?

Straight E
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17 Oct 2007, 21:22
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

A. again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be
B. venture to Mars again, a planet now known for being
C. will venture to Mars again, a planet now known as being
D. venture again to Mars, a planet that is known now to be
E. will again venture to Mars, a planet known now as being
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a- spacecraft is singular so verb "venture" should be "ventures"
b- same thing
c- verb is OK, but "again" is put in wrong place
d- verb ventures
e- correctly used ventures.

My bet is - E
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18 Oct 2007, 13:46
Utkur wrote:
It may be another fifteen years before spacecraft from Earth again venture to Mars, a planet now known to be cold, dry, and probably lifeless.

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a- spacecraft is singular so verb "venture" should be "ventures"
b- same thing
c- verb is OK, but "again" is put in wrong place
d- verb ventures
e- correctly used ventures.

My bet is - E

Spacecraft is not necessarily singular. The sentence could be referring to multiple spacecraft venturing to Mars.

Why is everyone choosing E? I do not see the problem with A.

In A again modifies venture and now modifies known.
18 Oct 2007, 13:46
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