The direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Feb 2017, 19:23

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

VP
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1065
Location: USA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 76 [1] , given: 0

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

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 07:13
1
KUDOS
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

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
_________________

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."

- Bernard Edmonds

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Posts: 129
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 07:37
1
KUDOS
You need a plural verb (spin) and the correct idiom is determined by. Therefore, answer is D.
Intern
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 10:06
1
KUDOS
D for sure.. suject is the direction of motion.. there is only one direction.
Manager
Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Posts: 129
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 10:33
"determined as a result of" is both wordy and the incorrect idiom.
VP
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1065
Location: USA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 11:16
jcgoodchild wrote:
"determined as a result of" is both wordy and the incorrect idiom.

Thx!
_________________

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."

- Bernard Edmonds

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1702
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 139 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Apr 2006, 19:54
1
KUDOS
It should be "D".

E - is wordy compared to 'D'.

Nice to see you around Girish, busy iddiya?
Intern
Joined: 25 Mar 2006
Posts: 9
Location: Kolkata, India
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Apr 2006, 09:14
1
KUDOS
D is the correct one.

E is wordy & contain wrong idiom "determined as a result of"
VP
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1065
Location: USA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Apr 2006, 09:18
And of course the OA is D! Everyone just this Q.
_________________

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."

- Bernard Edmonds

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 412
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 226 [1] , given: 0

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

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2008, 11:08
1
KUDOS
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!
Director
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 758
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 214 [1] , given: 8

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

### Show Tags

19 Jun 2008, 08:57
1
KUDOS
lexis wrote:
Someone helps me solve problem pls!

lexis, "determined by" is the idiom. Thats what makes D the correct choice here.
Re: SC: astronomy2 - giant celestial bodies   [#permalink] 19 Jun 2008, 08:57
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
86 Despite its covering the entire planet. Earth has a crust 38 27 Jul 2012, 09:31
3 The direction in which the Earth and the other solid planets 7 05 Apr 2012, 08:07
5 The direction in which the Earth and the other solid 8 11 Oct 2009, 06:10
2 The direction in which the Earth and the other solid 8 09 Oct 2009, 14:38
The direction in which the Earth and the other solid 5 15 Jul 2008, 08:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by