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# The direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets

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The direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets [#permalink]

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The direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars spins were determined from collisions with giant celestial bodies in the early history of the Solar System.

A. spins were determined from

B. spins were determined because of

C. spins was determined through

D. spin was determined by

E. spin was determined as a result of
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12 Apr 2006, 08:37
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You need a plural verb (spin) and the correct idiom is determined by. Therefore, answer is D.

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12 Apr 2006, 11:06
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D for sure.. suject is the direction of motion.. there is only one direction.

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12 Apr 2006, 11:33
"determined as a result of" is both wordy and the incorrect idiom.

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12 Apr 2006, 12:16
jcgoodchild wrote:
"determined as a result of" is both wordy and the incorrect idiom.

Thx!
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12 Apr 2006, 20:54
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It should be "D".

E - is wordy compared to 'D'.

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15 Apr 2006, 10:14
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D is the correct one.

E is wordy & contain wrong idiom "determined as a result of"

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15 Apr 2006, 10:18
And of course the OA is D! Everyone just this Q.
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Re: SC: astronomy2 - giant celestial bodies [#permalink]

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18 Jun 2008, 12:08
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Dont you think that collisions determined the direction?
Frankly, I think there should be someone determined the direction of planets.

As a result of collisions with giant celestial bodies in the early history of the Solar System, the direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars spin was determined. Sound better!

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Re: SC: astronomy2 - giant celestial bodies [#permalink]

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19 Jun 2008, 09:57
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lexis wrote:
Someone helps me solve problem pls!

lexis, "determined by" is the idiom. Thats what makes D the correct choice here.

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Re: SC: astronomy2 - giant celestial bodies   [#permalink] 19 Jun 2008, 09:57
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