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The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth, like the mantle

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The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth, like the mantle that surrounds the core, has been deduced from the orbital behavior of the Earth and the motions of satellites controlled by the Earth’s gravity.

A) the mantle that surrounds the core
B) that within the mantle surrounding the core
C) that of the mantle surrounding the core
D) the mantle the core surrounds
E) the distribution of mass within the mantle that surrounds the core

Originally posted by sacmanitin on 28 Sep 2009, 06:11.
Last edited by Bunuel on 17 May 2019, 02:33, edited 3 times in total.
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sacmanitin wrote:
The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth,like the mantle that surrounds the core, has beendeduced from the orbital behavior of the Earth andthe motions of satellites controlled by the Earth’s gravity.

the mantle that surrounds the core
that within the mantle surrounding the core
that of the mantle surrounding the core Correct. "that" correctly refers to the distribution of the mass
the mantle the core surrounds
the distribution of mass within the mantle thatsurrounds the core


C should be the answer. "that" in C refers to "The distribution of mass" and after repacling it, the sentence will look like "The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth, like the distribution of mass of the mantle surrounding the core....." seems correct. Whereas in E, 'mantle "that" surrounds the core' suggests that core has many mentles which is not correct.

What is the OA?
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I would go with B.

that within the mantle surrounding the core - that corresponds to the distribution of mass
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B it is!!!

comparing distribution of mass of core and mantle
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sacmanitin wrote:
The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth,like the mantle that surrounds the core, has beendeduced from the orbital behavior of the Earth andthe motions of satellites controlled by the Earth’s gravity.

the mantle that surrounds the core
that within the mantle surrounding the core
that of the mantle surrounding the core
the mantle the core surrounds
the distribution of mass within the mantle thatsurrounds the core


in my point of view the correct answer would be C. could you please anyone explain the option B a bit further
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The distribution of mass within the core of the Earth,like the mantle that surrounds the core, has been deduced from the orbital behavior of the Earth andthe motions of satellites controlled by the Earth’s gravity.

(A) the mantle that surrounds the core
(B) that within the mantle surrounding the core
(C) that of the mantle surrounding the core
(D) the mantle the core surrounds
(E) the distribution of mass within the mantle that surrounds the core


The contention seems to be between (B) and (C). 'That' is clearly correct in both cases, as it refers to 'the distribution of mass.' The main difference between the two answers is (B) has '...within the mantle' and (C) has 'of the mantle.'

Notice that the non-underlined part has 'the distribution of mass within the core...' There needs to be parallelism here, in the sense that we want to be comparing '...mass within the core...' to 'that within the mantel'. Therefore the answer is (B).

Hope that helps :).
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Like should be Followed By Noun ..So Can you explain how it can be inferred here
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New post 13 Jun 2012, 05:08
B is the answer.But note that E is also gramatically correct .But B is more concise and hence the answer .
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Marked B because of proper meaning and parallelism if offers with the original sentence.
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New post 08 Mar 2019, 02:53
A and D incorrectly refer to the earth’s mantle, rather than the distribution of mass within it.
E is very wordy.
C is also wrong, it has a //ism break.

So, B is the right answer.
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New post 19 May 2019, 16:00
Isn't "that" in B ambiguous because it can refer to both "distribution of mass" and "mass"?
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