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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.

(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

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Originally posted by draditya on 08 Oct 2015, 02:49.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 May 2018, 01:54, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Of all the events leading to the formation of the Earth, the catalyst [#permalink]

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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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08 Oct 2015, 09:55
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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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13 Aug 2016, 20:41
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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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24 Jul 2017, 07:09
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 - 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

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14 Aug 2017, 18:39
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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20 May 2018, 01:52
Hi Experts,
I didn't understand why D is not correct. In the question more is given, so, should we not use the same form of comparison ?
and also I want to ask, as some of the post for this questions said that we cannot use "the " infront of more is there any rule as such ?

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20 May 2018, 01:53
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

I didn't understand why D is incorrect. In the question more is given, so, should we not use the same form of comparison ?
and also I want to ask, as some of the post for this questions said that we cannot use "the " infront of more is there any rule as such ?
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