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# Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions

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Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, we see them as they were during the formation of the universe.

(A) we see them as they were during
(B) we see them as they had been during
(C) we see them as if during
(D) they appear to us as they did in
(E) they appear to us as though in

OA is A but what is wrong with D?
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15 Apr 2007, 18:04
devilmirror wrote:
Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, we see them as they were during the formation of the universe.

(A) we see them as they were during
(B) we see them as they had been during
(C) we see them as if during
(D) they appear to us as they did in
(E) they appear to us as though in

OA is A but what is wrong with D?

Subst D:
Quasars are so distant that their light has taken billions of years to reach the Earth; consequently, they appear to us as they did in the formation of the universe.

Changes the meaning of the sentence.
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15 Apr 2007, 20:09
Thank you.

The sentence in D does changes the original meaning and is absurdly illogical.
15 Apr 2007, 20:09
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