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Stars like the sun can continue to shine steadily for billions of years because its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which titanic releases of energy result in the loss of only tiny amounts of mass.
(A) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
(B) nuclear fusion produces its light and heat, in which
(C) nuclear fusion produces their light and heat, where
(D) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, where
(E) their light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
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IMO E.

the subject is stars, that leaves C and E ( rest of them have 'it').. in C where seems to indicate heat. E is clear even if it is passive voice.

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IMO E.

the subject is stars, that leaves C and E ( rest of them have 'it').. in C where seems to indicate heat. E is clear even if it is passive voice.


I agree that the subject appears to be Stars and their is a better option.

Can some one explain why Sun cannot the subject? The process of nuclear fusion happens with both of them.

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Stars like the sun can continue to shine steadily for billions of years because its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which titanic releases of energy result in the loss of only tiny amounts of mass.
(A) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
(B) nuclear fusion produces its light and heat, in which
(C) nuclear fusion produces their light and heat, where
(D) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, where
(E) their light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
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Yes. C and E left. Now the focus is whether we use where or in which along with the given structure. I think that titanic releaseas occur at nuclear fusion. So only E qualifies for that.

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vivektripathi wrote:
Stars like the sun can continue to shine steadily for billions of years because its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which titanic releases of energy result in the loss of only tiny amounts of mass.
(A) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
(B) nuclear fusion produces its light and heat, in which
(C) nuclear fusion produces their light and heat, where
(D) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, where
(E) their light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which
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Stars is the subject clearly,and we have only two valid options C,E
A,B,D eliminated since its used.
Again usage of where is wrong ,in which is correct
hence E is better
in Cwqhere appears to refer to heat => making sentence awkward.
IMO E
sun cannot be the subject since the sentence says stars like sun ....means Like sun ,stars can....hence clearly sun is used for just similarity .
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