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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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10 Jul 2008, 08:36
I narrowed down to A & C.

C is wordier and appear to change the meaning, I am with A.

What is the OA?

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10 Jul 2008, 14:19
IMO D

E has an ambiguous "it"
in B more and more is awkward
C has an ambiguous "they"

Among A and D "more precise measurements than ever" is better than "ever more precise measurements"

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10 Jul 2008, 14:43
I'm choosing A. I think modifier is misplaced in D.

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10 Jul 2008, 19:00
OA is D

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10 Jul 2008, 21:38
What may be wrong with A though?

Is it the use of more ..ever? Is there an OE ?

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11 Jul 2008, 00:04
goalsnr wrote:
OA is D

can you please post source of this question along with OE for A & D atleast. Thanks

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11 Jul 2008, 08:10
goalsnr 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

(C) is out, the correct idiom is do something to/in order to do something
(D) is wordy, so out
(E) it has nothing to refer
(B) means the NEAR will do more measurements in quantity, so is wrong

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11 Jul 2008, 11:09
looking forward to getting the explanation for (A) Vs (D)
I ended up with (A) after thinking btween both (D) and (A) for a long time.I found (D) unnecessarily lengthy.Anyways please post in the OE
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11 Jul 2008, 21:12
grepro wrote:
IMO D

E has an ambiguous "it"
in B more and more is awkward
C has an ambiguous "they"

Among A and D "more precise measurements than ever" is better than "ever more precise measurements"

good one . there is a difference if v say ever more and more than ever.
second one is apt here
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