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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 Aug 2006, 23:58
(E) looks good. Can`t pinpoint the grammatical rule. Is it the subjunctive being tested here?
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17 Aug 2006, 00:28
Definitely E.
"more" is required as we are talking specifically about "twin supernovas", 2 things.
"most" would have been correct had there been more than two quantities.
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