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# Recent cosmological advances have made it possible to

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07 Feb 2011, 09:30
'it' is required. 'make possible' is awkward. A is wordy and awkward. So, B.
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14 Apr 2011, 23:50
(A) it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed
(B) it possible to observe stellar objects that would have been invisible only a decade ago changing meaning
(C) possible that one can observe stellar objects invisible only a decade ago "made it possible that" is correct construction
(D) possible the observing of stellar objects that were not capable of being viewed only a decade ago too long and wordy,"visible" can replace the phrase "capable of being viewed"
(E) possible the observing of stellar objects that only a decade ago would not have been able to be viewed

B is at least grammatically correct,but is heavily changing the meaning of question.
although i chose E because i could not immediately pinpoint the "observing of" error and rest of the options looked wrong from first look.
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05 Jan 2012, 15:51
B. I was between A and B but A seemed awkward. I found this one tricky
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06 Jan 2012, 21:57
B is clearer. Can someone explain the tense use in the second clause in B. i. e. use of "would have been".
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07 Jan 2012, 06:06
Recent cosmological advances have made it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed.

(A) it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed
(B) it possible to observe stellar objects that would have been invisible only a decade ago
(C) possible that one can observe stellar objects invisible only a decade ago
(D) possible the observing of stellar objects that were not capable of being viewed only a decade ago
(E) possible the observing of stellar objects that only a decade ago would not have been able to be viewed

In A, what does "only a decade ago" modify? It should modify the viewing right? But it is placed so far from vieiwed. Second, if we exclude the mistake with only a decade ago, we get ...that would ...have been unable to be viewed. It sounds correct, but its wordy and unnecessary and passive?. Unable to be viewed

1) made it possible vs. made possible by --> I think both are correct. But "made possible" that is wrong. So, rule out C.
2) D and E use the construction --> made possible ...x....that
3) D has introduces capable which distorts the meaning. Capable of being viewed? This is also passive voice. Unnecessary
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07 Jan 2012, 15:44
IMO B, as it sounds right, is 'made it possible' not the prefered option than 'made possible' does this fall under any idiom
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07 Jan 2013, 07:29
Will go with B. "It" appears to be correct.
"made possible" sounds bit weird.
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Recent cosmological advances have made it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed.

(A) it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed
Wrong. Passive voice is not necessary.

(B) it possible to observe stellar objects that would have been invisible only a decade ago
Correct. "that" modifies objects.

(C) possible that one can observe stellar objects invisible only a decade ago
Wrong. change meaning.

(D) possible the observing of stellar objects that were not capable of being viewed only a decade ago
Wrong. bad grammar structure.

(E) possible the observing of stellar objects that only a decade ago would not have been able to be viewed
Wrong. Passive voice is not necessary.
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20 Apr 2014, 01:37
the correct idiom is "make it possible" -> C,D,E is out.

A is so wordy compared to B -> choose B
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28 Dec 2015, 01:55
(A) it possible to observe stellar objects that would only a decade ago have been unable to be viewed
have been unable to be viewed is wordy. ( invisible is the concise word)

(B) it possible to observe stellar objects that would have been invisible only a decade ago
Correct.

(C) possible that one can observe stellar objects invisible only a decade ago
Wrong. It is too concise to change the meaning.

(D) possible the observing of stellar objects that were not capable of being viewed only a decade ago
Wrong. VAN rule of manhattan gmat.
Verb > Adjective > Noun.
Here observing is used as a gerund, and is less preferable to the simple verb form used( to observe)

(E) possible the observing of stellar objects that only a decade ago would not have been able to be viewed
Wrong. Same as Option D
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11 Apr 2018, 10:43
Between A and B. I choose B because hypothetical past is suited here. B is right.
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