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# Tekities, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar

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Tekities, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar volcanoes, are much like the volcanic glass obsidian, but their chemical composition is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain far less water than obsidian does and none of its characteristic microcrystals.

a) is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain

b) is different than any terrestrial lava's, containing

c) is different from that of any terrestrial lava; they contain

d) differs from any terrestrial lava in containing

e) differs from that of any terrestrial lava's, containing

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13 Feb 2006, 22:50
E.

A and B have the wrng idiomatic expression, should be "different from"

In C, the part after the semi colon needs to be an IC, whichshould make sense independently, but here it doesnt.

D- worng comparison, the chemical comparison needs to be compared, but in D thats not happeneing.

E- idiom is right, comp is right.

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13 Feb 2006, 22:52
I think E is wrong since "from that of any terrestrial lava's" should be "rom that of any terrestrial lava". Lava's is redundant.

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E.

A and B have the wrng idiomatic expression, should be "different from"

In C, the part after the semi colon needs to be an IC, whichshould make sense independently, but here it doesnt.

D- worng comparison, the chemical comparison needs to be compared, but in D thats not happeneing.

E- idiom is right, comp is right.

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13 Feb 2006, 22:58
The correct answer is C. I'm starting to hate the answer key .

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13 Feb 2006, 23:01
I re -read the question, would agree that the answer is C

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18 Feb 2006, 09:43
(C) correctly uses the semicolon. All other sentences are fragments.

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18 Feb 2006, 16:52
C and E solve the problem of non usage of That to distinguish between the lava.
E has a problem in "Lava's".
So C. it is an Independent clause. Explain if otherwise.
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