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The Cygnus spacecraft was grounded last week ahead of its launch

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The Cygnus spacecraft was grounded last week ahead of its launch date due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction and the navigability of the ship might be compromised.

A. due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction

B. due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, thereby raising radioactivity to such levels that their avionics systems might malfunction

C. because the Sun had ejected giant coronal mass, which had raised the radioactivity to levels such that its avionics systems would malfunction

D. because of coronal mass ejections from the Sun raising the radioactivity to levels so high as to lead its avionics systems to malfunction

E. because giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun had raised the radioactivity to such levels that its avionics systems might malfunction
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E for me..
reason : Spacecraft WAS grounded .Singular noun singular pronoun usage. A & B out.

due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction

due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, thereby raising radioactivity to such levels that their avionics systems might malfunction

C improper construction of sentence.
because the Sun had ejected giant coronal mass, which had raised the radioactivity to levels such that its avionics systems would malfunction

D Changes meaning of the sentence. Important adjective - giant
because of coronal mass ejections from the Sun raising the radioactivity to levels so high as to lead its avionics systems to malfunction

E: Perfect !!
because giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun had raised the radioactivity to such levels that its avionics systems might malfunction

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New post 05 Aug 2015, 22:32
Point 1. The spacecraft is singular; the pronoun should be ‘its’ rather than ‘their’; remove A and B
Point 2. Parallelism “would malfunction” and “might be compromised” --- not parallel. Remove C
Point 4. To malfunction denotes a purpose; it is meaningless to say something happened in order to make something else to malfunction. Remove D
‘To such levels that’ is the correct idiom; tick E
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Re: The Cygnus spacecraft was grounded last week ahead of its launch [#permalink]

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The Cygnus spacecraft was grounded last week ahead of its launch date due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction and the navigability of the ship might be compromised.


due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction

due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, thereby raising radioactivity to such levels that their avionics systems might malfunction

because the Sun had ejected giant coronal mass, which had raised the radioactivity to levels such that its avionics systems would malfunction

because of coronal mass ejections from the Sun raising the radioactivity to levels so high as to lead its avionics systems to malfunction

because giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun had raised the radioactivity to such levels that its avionics systems might malfunction



In addition to what Daagh has mentioned

Because is always followed by Clause/ Because of followed by noun.

Inteneded meaning best conveyed by E

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The Cygnus spacecraft was grounded last week ahead of its launch date due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction and the navigability of the ship might be compromised.


A] due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, which raised radioactivity to such levels so that their avionics systems might malfunction

B] due to giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun, thereby raising radioactivity to such levels that their avionics systems might malfunction

C] because the Sun had ejected giant coronal mass, which had raised the radioactivity to levels such that its avionics systems would malfunction

D] because of coronal mass ejections from the Sun raising the radioactivity to levels so high as to lead its avionics systems to malfunction

E] because giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun had raised the radioactivity to such levels that its avionics systems might malfunction


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PS -- I did search for this question before posting here and did not find it on the forum.

But I have seen another version of this question in the "Similar Topics" section just now.

Moderators, "Can you please merge this topic?"

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