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# Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has

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77. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting
B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects
C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Why not d?

Does it make sense to say "as in the case of any star of similar mass" ?
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11 Dec 2011, 05:44
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77. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Why not d?

Does it make sense to say "as in the case of any star of similar mass" ?

In choice D, "it" refers incorrectly to Sun's core. "it" should refer to "Sun". Choice E makes the subject "Sun" parallels with the pronoun "it". So, it's clear. If you feel "as in the case of any star of similar mass" looks weird, you should learn to adapt with this type of sentence.

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In D it compares start to sun's core

In E it compares start and sun so this is correct
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23 Dec 2011, 09:00
initially i choose D
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01 Nov 2012, 21:37
I do not know how to use "as in the case..." and " as would be the case..."

pls, help explain the use of the two.

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if I do not understand the use, I can not write a sentence using the phrase and can not be confident with SC.
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29 Nov 2013, 05:47
Plus D looks like a run on sentence. There's no (,) before it. Hence E. Although I mus say the comparison by GMAT standards was completely haywire in this sentence
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AB: Wrong; Wrong use of "like"; element after comma should be a noun
D: Wrong; incomplete clause after "as" since "would" should have a verb after it
C: Wrong; "it" should refer to "Sun" not to "hydrogen", but it can't , because "Sun" is in a possessive form.
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16 Jul 2014, 19:57
There is another issue in D, which does not seem to have been highlighted so far. It says:

once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted

This does not tell us who exhausts the hydrogen in the Sun’s core. The original sentence says: once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store.

So, this is a big meaning issue with D.
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12 Sep 2014, 10:34
Every option from B to D wrongly compares star with hydrogen. So out.

A is wrong for using 'would do'.

E is correct because only this option correctly compares star with sun
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29 Nov 2016, 08:03
I chose E as the answer
It's a question of perfect sense of comparison.
'Star with Sun'(E) not 'Star with Sun's core'(D)

But E lacks 'will' in the last part of the sentence

"...and (will) eventually eject"

Am I r8??
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09 Dec 2016, 00:49
[quote="eybrj2"]77. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting
B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects
C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

"as the case with+noun is" is a idiom expression we have to know.
as the case with you is, I have to learn gmat soon
is correct sentence. the above expression give us a chance to make comparision easy.
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07 Aug 2017, 01:36
A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting- Like is incorrect usage since actions are being compared
B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects- Like is incorrect usage since actions are being compared
C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting- Antecedent of 'it' is not clear, sun or sun's core
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject- Antecedent of 'it' is not clear, sun or sun's core
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject- correct..As is correct...it signifying the Sun
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07 Aug 2017, 07:54
as is the case with+noun, +main clause

is a sentence pattern, in which the begining phrase show a case to which the case in main clause is similar.

we need to know this pattern not to eliminate the choice E.
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14 Aug 2017, 01:42
Hi

I am little confuse here on subject verb agreement, If any body can help that would be great.

In Option D-
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject

Somewhere it is written that It is pointing to Sun's core but I think it should point to Hydrogen, because hydrogen is subject here. (I know meaning will be absurd but am going through some grammar)

In option E

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

I have confusion about the antecedent of It, Does it not Referring to Core , because here in this option i think that the antecedent is ambiguous

Am I missing something ? or It only refer to subject of the previous sentence if two sentence are separated by comma.
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its store, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting--. Like for a clause is wrong;

B. Like any star of similar mas
s, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects --- Comparing any star with the hydrogen -- wrong.

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting --- couple of errors herein. 1. comparing the case of a star with the hydrogen; 2.the unparallel " ejecting' phrase after 'and'

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject --- 1. ambiguous referent of 'it' to mean hydrogen, 2. Just stopping with the auxiliary verb 'would' renders the subordinate clause a fragment

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject --The correct choice.

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As far as I know, the protocol for the reference of a pronoun to its eligible noun will be in this order.
1. The pronoun will have the first right to refer to the subject noun,
e.g The Sun is the largest of the Solar system and all planets rotate around it.

2. it may also refer to an object noun with or without essential preposition phrases
e.g Tom ate a mango and it happened to be sweet.

3. There are instances in GMAT when a pronoun has referred to a noun in the prepositional phrase
e.g It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praises for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

However, what counts in essence is the logic of the context.
Let's dissect the case of E.
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E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Now 'it' certainly points to the Sun as per the first protocol. it may not refer to the hydrogen because it will be an illogical reference as a spent and exhausted material cannot expand. Nor would 'it' refer to the core since if you replace 'it' with the core, then you have to replace also 'its' with core's, implying as 'core's core'. That would be still more illogical.
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