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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
Like is followed by nouns. Eliminate A

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 "the sun" should follow "mass"

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




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I have a doubt regarding the answer e. if it stands for the sun then should it not be "ejects " ?singular verb for singular noun


Hi! There,

Let me try addressing your query by taking few examples:-

He will go to the school. (Notice that it is not 'goes', and it wouldn't even be right to say that way)

Similarly, in the given sentence- It (Sun) will expand is right.

Meaning of the sentence is that once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf. Every star of similar masses does the same.

We are comparing the process and hence require 'as' instead of 'like'. A and B are out.

Other options are wrong for below reasons:-

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 . 'It' is refering to what?

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. 'it' refers to 'sun's' and that is not right.

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 choice

Hope it is helpful.
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Hi, in e 'it' refers to sun. Can you please tell why 'eject' is used and not 'ejects' as per SV agreement

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Is 'will' after 'and' automatically understood and can be dropped ? Can all helping verbs be dropped ?

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Is 'will' after 'and' automatically understood and can be dropped ? Can all helping verbs be dropped ?

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'Will' after 'and' is not required. We can drop the repetition of 'and'

The correct idiom is- 'X and Y', so we can write sentence as below:-

'will expand and eject' or 'will expand and will eject'

Both are correct :)
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None pointed out that in choice D, there should be comma after exhausted before we even check antecedent for it. "is exhausted it" is a run on sentence.

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None pointed out that in choice D, there should be comma after exhausted before we even check antecedent for it. "is exhausted it" is a run on sentence.


Yeah, that is another reason D could be rejected. Even, I rejected D because of the same reason.
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejectingits 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 core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting Like …would do (clause) -- Incorrect

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 any star…once the hydrogen--Incorrect comparison

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 it refers to suns's core. Expand and ..ejecting not parallel

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 it refers to suns'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.It refers to Sun.

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sun should be present for proper antecedent for "it" - A and E left . actions are compared . As is required. - hence E is the answer.

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it will not be correct as 'will expand', a verb, and 'ejecting', a participle, are not parallel.


If it did not have the 'and'?

e.g. 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, eventually ejecting ... (WITHOUT AND) its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.





I might have an explanation for this. "will expand" and eject are two different actions, so a conjunction is needed in between.Also, eventually ejecting is modifying red giant whereas it is the sun that is ejecting the gases so that is incorrect as well.

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Why is 'like any star' incorrect here? How can I tell if like is followed by a verb or noun here? Like (any star) looks like a noun.

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Why is 'like any star' incorrect here? How can I tell if like is followed by a verb or noun here? Like (any star) looks like a noun.


Hey mrdlee23 ,

The general rule is "Like Noun/Pronoun, Noun Pronoun + Verb".

Like can never be followed by a clause. Remember the definition of clause? --> Subject+ Verb.

Now, in this sentence,

Subject is Any Star
Verb is would do.

Therefore, we have a clause after like. This is NOT allowed. Hence, option A is incorrect.

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