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Is it mandatory that in Just as X so Y idiom , both X and Y should be in same tense form as shown in this OE
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Just as more powerful telescopes are penetrating deeper into the secrets of space, so the new colliding-beam machines help physicists to probe even more deep into the most basic natural phenomena.


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Although parallelism appears to the most apparent and appealing, yet there are other things too in this topic, but whether verb form is the only criterion of parallelism may not be very correct. After all, an official GMAT question may not be tested on such a narrow spectrum


a) help physicists to probe even more deep -- 'more deep' is not the accepted form of comparative degree. 'deeper' is the word choice.

b) help physicists in their probing even deeper -- 'in their probing' is awkward.

c) are helpful for physicists probing even deeper. -- 'are helpful' is wordier and less dynamic than the active and direct verb 'help'

d) are of help to physicists because they probe even more deeply -- The wordiest of all

e) are helping physicists probe even more deeply -- Now we can see why E is the best. It is also 'more parallel' than other choices.
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Could you help me in understanding the difference between more deep vs deeper vs more deeply and which one is apt here? Moreover, in general can you also explain this concept. Thanks!
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KarishmaB ExpertsGlobal5 DmitryFarber

Could you help me in understanding the difference between more deep vs deeper vs more deeply and which one is apt here? Moreover, in general can you also explain this concept. Thanks!


Hello waytowharton,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, "deeply" is an adverb, while "deeper" and "deep" are adjectives, and "deeper" is a more concise and direct version of "more deep".

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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Madam would more deep or deeper be incorrect in this sentence? Since we need to modify 'to probe', which is an adverb modifying verb help, an adverb is needed to modify adverb('to probe'). Since more deep and deeper are adjectives; hence their use will not be apt.

Is my understanding incorrect? Please help me this concept.
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Madam would more deep or deeper be incorrect in this sentence? Since we need to modify 'to probe', which is an adverb modifying verb help, an adverb is needed to modify adverb('to probe'). Since more deep and deeper are adjectives; hence their use will not be apt.

Is my understanding incorrect? Please help me this concept.


Hello waytowharton,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, yes; your understanding here is correct.

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KarishmaB

Madam would more deep or deeper be incorrect in this sentence? Since we need to modify 'to probe', which is an adverb modifying verb help, an adverb is needed to modify adverb('to probe'). Since more deep and deeper are adjectives; hence their use will not be apt.

Is my understanding incorrect? Please help me this concept.


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Both 'deep' and 'deeply' act as adverbs while only 'deep' can act as an adjective.
'deeper' is the comparative version of 'deep' when 'deep' is used as an adjective. It is better to use 'deeper' than to use 'more deep' since we have a comparative for it. When we do not have a comparative for certain adjectives such as beautiful, we use 'more' such as 'more beautiful.'

Check here:
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/deep
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/deeply

Note that the sentence uses both 'deep' (as deeper) and 'deeply' as adverbs.

Just as more powerful telescopes are penetrating deeper into the secrets of space, so the new colliding-beam machines are helping physicists probe even more deeply into the most basic natural phenomena.

deeper - to a considerable depth
deeply - to a considerable extent
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