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Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst

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Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst for the
infinite mass of matter that caused the Big Bang is maybe the more difficult for
determination
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(A) is maybe the more difficult for determination
(B) is probably the most difficult to determine
(C) is maybe the most difficult for determination
(D) is probably the more difficult to determine
(E) is, it may be, the determination that is most difficult

Can anyone explain the answer for this one?
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New post 08 Oct 2015, 03:28
Hi,

"the catalyst" is the subject..

Either "the catalyst" is more difficult or "the catalyst" maybe the most difficult is correct. But using "is" and "maybe" makes its state ambiguous.

Hence A,C and E are out.

Between B and D, in D.. "the" more is wrong usage... "the" should not be present in front of more.

Hence B.

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Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst for the
infinite mass of matter that caused the Big Bang is maybe the more difficult for
determination.

(A) is maybe the more difficult for determination
(B) is probably the most difficult to determine
(C) is maybe the most difficult for determination
(D) is probably the more difficult to determine
(E) is, it may be, the determination that is most difficult

Can anyone explain the answer for this one?
Thanks


Compared with "the all events leading to, the catalyst" should be showed in "the most", not more

Between to determine vs. for determination, to determine is more preferable
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Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst for the infinite mass of matter that caused the Big Bang is maybe the more difficult for determination.

(A) is maybe the more difficult for determination
(B) is probably the most difficult to determine
(C) is maybe the most difficult for determination
(D) is probably the more difficult to determine
(E) is, it may be, the determination that is most difficult

1. determination is not correct, it should be determine. So eliminate A, C
2. E is awkward and wordy, so eliminate,
3. Between B and D, the most difficult is the correct. more difficult should be used when there are two other things to compare.

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Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst for the
infinite mass of matter that caused the Big Bang is maybe the more difficult for
determination
.

(A) is maybe the more difficult for determination - Usage of more is incorrect and "for determination" is ambiguous
(B) is probably the most difficult to determine - CORRECT
(C) is maybe the most difficult for determination - Usage of "for determination" is ambiguous
(D) is probably the more difficult to determine - Usage of more is incorrect
(E) is, it may be, the determination that is most difficult - Wordy and Illogical

Hence, Answer is B

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draditya wrote:
Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst for the
infinite mass of matter that caused the Big Bang is maybe the more difficult for
determination
.

(A) is maybe the more difficult for determination
(B) is probably the most difficult to determine
(C) is maybe the most difficult for determination
(D) is probably the more difficult to determine
(E) is, it may be, the determination that is most difficult

Can anyone explain the answer for this one?
Thanks


The words "the catalyst for the infinite mass of matter that caused the big bang" is a type of event that lead to the formation of Earth. Also we need a superlative in order to imply the highest degree of comparison " more vs most" "great vs great." This event is clearly the most difficult "to determine."

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