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# The development of a new jumbo rocket that is expected to

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The development of a new jumbo rocket that is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle and at a lower cost.

(A) The development of a new jumbo rocket that is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle and at a lower cost.
(B) The development of a new jumbo rocket is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration and be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit at a lower cost than the space shuttle.
(C) The new development of a jumbo rocket, which is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration, will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit at a lower cost than the space shuttle.
(D) A newly developed jumbo rocket, which is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration, will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle can, and at a lower cost.
(E) A newly developed jumbo rocket, which is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration, will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle and to cost less.

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09 Oct 2009, 20:03
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Issue with comparison. In all choices except D "the development of J R" is compared with "S S".

A valid comparison can only be "the dev of J R" and "the dev of S S"
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"J R" and "S S".

D maintains this 'implicitly' by saying "than the space shuttle can" which translates to "than the [space shuttle's development] can"
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09 Oct 2009, 20:19
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Your explanations really make sense thanks

(A) The development of a new jumbo rocket that is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle and at a lower cost.

A newly developed jumbo rocket, which is expected to carry the United States into its next phase of space exploration, will be able to deliver a heavier load of instruments into orbit than the space shuttle can, and at a lower cost.

So you are saying the "CAN" makes all the difference??
Wow is this a rule of "can" or something?Links??
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09 Oct 2009, 20:24
Naah
Just work with subjects and objects by omitting the fillers in a sentence...and when you see a possible comparison check if the subjects and the objects match.
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13 Dec 2011, 18:22
+1 D

"can" in D eliminates the possible ambiguity because in A, it could understood that the instruments are heavier than the space shuttle.
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13 Dec 2011, 21:54
"The development of a new jumbo rocket" will not deliver a heavier load of instruments. Rather the "jumbo rocket" itself will deliver the load. Hence, the subject of the sentence should be "jumbo rocket", not "development". That eliminates options A and B.
In C, the "development" is not new. Rather the "jumbo rocket" itself is new. That eliminates C.
D and E correctly use the adverb "newly" to modify the adjective "developed", which in turn modifies the subject "jumbo rocket".
In E, the rocket will not do two things (deliver a heavier load and cost less). Rather the delivery of a heavier load will itself cost less. That eliminates E.

In D, the structure is appropriate. The parallelism is properly maintained. The sentence construction is proper and the meaning of the original sentence is appropriately conveyed.
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