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The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

A. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
B. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit
C. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around
D. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
E. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

is it orbiting or to orbit? I guess it is orbitting....

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B for me

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New post 14 Oct 2008, 11:23
yeah B 'to orbit' is better then as orbiting
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my answer is B

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Can somebody of you guide me why 'orbit' and not 'orbiting', since it is verb and it is continuous thing

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E should be the answer. Again, I think this is a matter of spoken English and it is very hard to convince anybody why one form is better than the other. Use of "which" is better because it refers to the "fact" that has been discovered by the cameras.
B would have been correct in the form: "doubling the number of satellites known to orbit". Note that I have omitted "now" from the sentence. We already knew that 6 satellites orbit the planet. We now know that it is double of that number. B could ambiguously suggest that we "now know that these satellites orbit the planet" which is not the case.

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E should be the answer. Again, I think this is a matter of spoken English and it is very hard to convince anybody why one form is better than the other. Use of "which" is better because it refers to the "fact" that has been discovered by the cameras.
B would have been correct in the form: "doubling the number of satellites known to orbit". Note that I have omitted "now" from the sentence. We already knew that 6 satellites orbit the planet. We now know that it is double of that number. B could ambiguously suggest that we "now know that these satellites orbit the planet" which is not the case.


I feel that "which" used over here is refering to the preceding word "URANUS"
so changes the meaning of sentence
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The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

A. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting -> which is wrong
B. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit -> this is perfect !!!PERFECT
C. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around -> out
D. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting -> known as orbiting is wrong usage !!!!
E. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit -> out

is it orbiting or to orbit? I guess it is orbitting....

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Another vote for "B"

"Which" is wrong
and "Know as" is wrong used

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B does not seem wrong on the 2nd look. E would have been correct if it was of the form "........now known, that orbit". In the absence of that comma, B sounds better.

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B for me, whats the OA?

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The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

A. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
B. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit
C. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around
D. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
E. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

is it orbiting or to orbit? I guess it is orbitting....


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known + to + action ---- Moons are known to orbit
known + as + noun ---- Jay is known as "hero"
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Hey amit,

this is a fantastic tip, I couldn't understand for the life of me why B and D both sounded idiomatically correct. It was the noun/verb confusion.

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reply2spg wrote:
The cameras of the Voyager II spacecraft detected six small, previously unseen moons circling Uranus, which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting the distant planet.

A. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
B. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known to orbit
C. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known in orbit around
D. doubling to twelve the number of satellites now known as orbiting
E. which doubles to twelve the number of satellites now known that orbit

is it orbiting or to orbit? I guess it is orbitting....

I would go for B...... known to orbit the planet.

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