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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 astronomers’ 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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noboru wrote:
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ 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

Not (A), because largest, when there are only 2 items compared, is wrong.
Not (B), same reason.
Not (C), because it should have been more recently
Not (D), it should have been 'larger' and 'smaller'

(E) seems to be alright, although I am not sure about 'the' larger.

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06 Oct 2009, 08:05
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since two things are involved and to maintain llism , larger and smaller are reqd...
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06 Oct 2009, 09:18
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My vote to E. Comparative form is needed instead of superlative.
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C misses on parallelism. If we are using "the smaller", we have to use "the larger".
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23 Sep 2010, 08:14
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srjaidev wrote:
noboru wrote:
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ 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

Not (A), because largest, when there are only 2 items compared, is wrong.
Not (B), same reason.
Not (C), because it should have been more recently
Not (D), it should have been 'larger' and 'smaller'

(E) seems to be alright, although I am not sure about 'the' larger.

I think D also cannot make a correct/complete sentence.
but the small one that... is not a sentence.
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05 Oct 2009, 19:53
the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one

maintains parallelism

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05 Oct 2009, 23:07
C for me.
Since there are only two objects, comparative degree should be fine.

In E, "the" larger is not correct...the should be used with superlative degree.

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06 Oct 2009, 01:10
I think "the" is required only for "smaller" one because the emphasis is on the smaller one.
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06 Oct 2009, 04:04
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I think "the" is required only for "smaller" one because the emphasis is on the smaller one.

I agree with Economist about the parallelism.

We cannot make "blind" parallelisms as we cannot say "the smaller". That makes me cross B, D and E.
In my opinion, A is the best.

I would not choose C as well because "the smaller" sound awkward to me.

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06 Oct 2009, 07:52
i l go with B..not able to explain it..pls correct if i am wrong..OA pls
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07 Oct 2009, 05:57
i got my mistake..thnks guys..i l go with E...OA PLS
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23 Sep 2010, 05:46
IMO e ..twin supernova so larger and smaller ...superlative degree not required..more recently is correct not most..

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23 Sep 2010, 11:32
will someone for god's sake explain why it's E
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23 Sep 2010, 11:42
mundasingh123 wrote:
will someone for god's sake explain why it's E

Is there anything wrong with my explanation?
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23 Sep 2010, 11:49
srjaidev wrote:
noboru wrote:
Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ 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

Not (A), because largest, when there are only 2 items compared, is wrong.
Not (B), same reason.
Not (C), because it should have been more recently
Not (D), it should have been 'larger' and 'smaller'

(E) seems to be alright, although I am not sure about 'the' larger.

hi srjaidev,In E,larger here is an adjective with no noun to describe
here even " more recently discovered " does not have any noun to qualify.This is the reason i rejected E
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23 Sep 2010, 11:58
mundasingh123,
aren't the nouns implied? the larger refers to 'the larger among the two' likewise with 'more recently'. That's what I thought. Please correct me if I am wrong. The other 4 options were clearly wrong.
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23 Sep 2010, 13:56
A-D all use "largest" or "most" incorrectly. E uses the comparative adjectives correctly (we only have 2, not 3 supernovas) and specifies the noun "supernova" with "the" larger.
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23 Sep 2010, 16:31
I would go with E - it has to be larger, rather than largest or large, C is not parallel
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24 Sep 2010, 03:34
E

Comparative form used and parallelism in place.
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