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

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Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomistsâ€™ 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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16 May 2006, 10:17
D looks like it because between 2, we should use more instead of most
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16 May 2006, 10:33
Since we should use more for comparison between two entities. A, B and C are clearly wrong.

Choice E is the correct one. It is compact and concise.

D is out for repetition of 'one'
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16 May 2006, 10:50
b14kumar wrote:
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomistsâ€™ 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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E

Because we need
1) agreement between larger/smaller
2) a verb for the second clause - "is"

A. largest/small
smaller would work better
B. again largest/small
C. larger/smaller -ok, but we need a verb
D. the large/the small - awkward comparatives; the clause needs a verb
E. the larger/the smaller one + the verb "is" - > correct
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16 May 2006, 20:05
Yes totally agree with E.
We need ' one ' after ' smaller' .
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16 May 2006, 20:11
b14kumar wrote:
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomistsâ€™ 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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"E" for me. Here the comparison is between two (twin) supernovas, hence the comparison should be comparative (more), not superlative (most).
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16 May 2006, 22:11
E

When you have 2 items of comparison, use comparative form: more, less
When you have more than 2 items of comparison, use superlative form: most, least
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17 May 2006, 14:20
^ E ^

When we talk about 2 things in a comparative form, we should say "the more" and "the smaller" as we have in this question.

As a grammer rule, we use "the" before the superlative form like "the best", "the most expensive". However, if we are making a comparison between two things we should use "the + comparative form".
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17 May 2006, 20:30
OA is E.

But my question is: Do we really need 'more' here??
Can't we use just 'recently'??

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18 May 2006, 07:43
b14kumar wrote:
OA is E.

But my question is: Do we really need 'more' here??
Can't we use just 'recently'??

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Brajesh

I agree that "more" is redundant here as "recently" serves the same purpose as "more" when two objects are compared. However, there wasn't any choice without "more" and only containing "recently".
18 May 2006, 07:43
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