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The black hole has entered the popular imagination as an object too massive that neither light nor matter can escape its gravitational pull.

(A) too massive that neither light nor matter can escape its

(B) too massive for either allowing light or matter to escape its

(C) massive enough that either light or matter cannot escape their

(D) so massive that neither light nor matter could escape their

(E) so massive that neither light nor matter can escape its
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It is E. So massive is correct and from D and E "its" is good.
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31 Mar 2008, 06:54
It's E. Subject verb agreement. The black hole is singular hence the possesive pronoun "its"
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31 Mar 2008, 07:01
E for me as well.

Couldn't remember if this is an idiom or not. But definetely choose between D and E. and D is not right with "their"

So E.
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(E) 'so....that' is an idiom that is tested over and over again...
(C) & (D) 'Their' is absolutely wrong
(B) changes the meaning with "either... or"
(A) sounded good when first reading, but 'too' does not make sense...

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E for me as well.

Couldn't remember if this is an idiom or not. But definetely choose between D and E. and D is not right with "their"

So E.
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