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119. Meteor showers and individual streaks of light that flash across the sky every night are generated when tiny flecks of celestial detritus, often no larger than grains of sand or of pebbles, burn up speeding through the atmosphere.

A. grains of sand or of pebbles, burn up speeding
B. grains of sand or pebbles, burn up while speeding
C. grains of sand or pebbles, which burn up while speeding
D. a grain of sand or pebble, which burns up as it speeds
E. a grain of sand or a pebble, burns up when it speeds
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Meteor showers and individual streaks of light that flash across the sky every night are generated when tiny flecks of celestial detritus, often no larger than grains of sand or [-of] pebbles, burn up [while] speeding through the atmosphere.
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A. grains of sand or of pebbles, burn up speeding [hold it]
B. grains of sand or pebbles, burn up while speeding [while parallels when to indicate time factor - Hold it]
C. grains of sand or pebbles, which burn up while speeding [which incorrectly modifies sentence - eliminate it]
D. a grain of sand or pebble, which burns up as it speeds [pronoun it has referent issue – eliminate it]
E. a grain of sand or a pebble, burns up when it speeds [pronoun it has referent issue – eliminate it]

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