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# Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the

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545. Of the twin supernovas, [u]the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one [/u]that has irrevocably altered astronomists’ ideas about the origins of the universe.
(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller
(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one
(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one
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The things under comparison are just two supernovas. So the use of the superlatives, 'the most recently discovered and the largest' is ungrammatical. Drop A, B and C.
Between D and E, which both use the acceptable ‘the more recently discovered', the use of comparators such as larger and smaller are more appropriate. That is why E.
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