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# Responding to the publics fascination with-and sometimes

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Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes
undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, a scale
developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular
asteroid or comet may collide with Earth
.
A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood
that a particular asteroid or comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how
likely it is for a particular asteroid or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely
a particular asteroid or comet will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the
likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the
likelihood of a particular asteroid or comet that may.

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06 Oct 2008, 07:48
The first must be "astronomers". Among C,D and E i think that D is the best choice.
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06 Oct 2008, 08:07
Even I marked D as ans. But given OA is C. This from one of the GMAT SETS test.
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07 Oct 2008, 16:49
the correct idiom is "likely to be" not "likely be to" as in C ..!!
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07 Oct 2008, 23:32
"likely + infinitive" is the right usage.

eg. The Zoman Empire is likely to fall.
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07 Oct 2008, 23:41
IMO E assuming collide with earth is not underlined.
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08 Oct 2008, 03:26
"for rating" in D does not seem right....I went for C.
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08 Oct 2008, 18:12
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what is correct use of RATING?

For rating

To rate

That rates?

Thanks
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09 Oct 2008, 03:15
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to rate the the correct idiom.
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09 Oct 2008, 04:16
vr4indian wrote:
what is correct use of RATING?

For rating

To rate

That rates?

Thanks

I guess the usage depends on context ....

Joey is a member of the committee that rates employee performance in this company.

Joey loves to rate his female colleagues.He gets special attention from them.

I am not sure if the example is right for the usage of "for rating"

Joey gets no extra salary for rating his colleagues.
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05 Dec 2008, 09:06
This is a GMAT Set question. OA is C, but I am not comfortable with it.
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05 Dec 2008, 12:26
arorag wrote:
Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes undue alarm over-possible threats from asteroids, a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet may collide with Earth.

A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how likely it is for a particular asteroid or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely a particular asteroid or comet will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the likelihood that a particular asteroid or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the likelihood of a particular asteroid or comet that may.

Agree with C.
The choice is among C, D and E.
"Scale to rate" in C is better idiom than "scale for rating" in D.

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Re: SC: Scale   [#permalink] 05 Dec 2008, 12:26
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