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# The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will

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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will orbit the asteroid Eros for a year, slowly moving closer to the surface of the object to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago.

A. to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to
B. to make ever more and more precise measurements, which scientists are hoping to enable them
C. for making ever more precise measurements, and scientists hope that they will be able to
D. with the purpose of making more precise measurements than ever, and which scientists hope will enable them to
E. in order to make more precise measurements than it ever did, and scientists are hoping they will be able to

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12 May 2006, 12:49
Then, the OA is A? Anybody can explain why not C? I'm getting confused bt A and C now..

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freshlily wrote:
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will orbit the asteroid Eros for a year, slowly moving closer to the surface of the object to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago.

A. to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to
B. to make ever more and more precise measurements, which scientists are hoping to enable them
C. for making ever more precise measurements, and scientists hope that they will be able to
D. with the purpose of making more precise measurements than ever, and which scientists hope will enable them to
E. in order to make more precise measurements than it ever did, and scientists are hoping they will be able to

Thanks for discussion!

them has clear referant in A.
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Re: Sc: orbit the asteroid Eros [#permalink]

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12 May 2006, 18:16
pretttyune wrote:
Then, the OA is A? Anybody can explain why not C? I'm getting confused bt A and C now..

Professor wrote:
freshlily wrote:
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will orbit the asteroid Eros for a year, slowly moving closer to the surface of the object to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago.

A. to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to
B. to make ever more and more precise measurements, which scientists are hoping to enable them
C. for making ever more precise measurements, and scientists hope that they will be able to
D. with the purpose of making more precise measurements than ever, and which scientists hope will enable them to
E. in order to make more precise measurements than it ever did, and scientists are hoping they will be able to

them has clear referant in A.

C has a mix of modifying phrase and clause. it should only have phrase. therefore C is not correct.

phrase: "slowly moving closer to the surface of the object for making ever more precise measurements"

clause: "scientists hope that they will be able to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago".
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27 Jun 2006, 18:58
Freshliiy, whats the OA, IN most of Ur posts, i dont c a OA. and also whats the source?
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27 Jun 2006, 21:07
Will go with A.

B - more and more is a problem
C/D/E are awakward for using for making, for the purpose of making and in order to
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27 Jun 2006, 23:12
guys,
is the use of ever here correct in saying "ever more precise ". even more than what ?

i think more x than ever is more appropiate here and D looks better to me than A.
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11 Jul 2006, 15:32
It's between A and D.

although I understand that in A, "that" refers to scientists. But, is it clearer enough?

Freshlily, could you post the OA please?

more discussion on this one would be highly appreciated.
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13 Jul 2006, 03:45
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It's between A and D.

although I understand that in A, "that" refers to scientists. But, is it clearer enough?

Freshlily, could you post the OA please?

more discussion on this one would be highly appreciated.

IMO, "that" is not refering to scientists.
"that" is just a conjuction here. that...........will enable.......
A is good because:
- "to make" is properly used
- "that" is needed
- "them" is clearly refering to "scientists"

The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will orbit the asteroid Eros for a year, slowly moving closer to the surface of the object to make ever more precise measurements that scientists hope will enable them to understand how the solar system formed some four billion years ago.

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Brajesh

Last edited by b14kumar on 13 Jul 2006, 20:56, edited 1 time in total.
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