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# The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will

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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft will  [#permalink]

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20 Dec 2008, 06:16
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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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Re: SC-Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous  [#permalink]

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20 Dec 2008, 09:43
IMO A

Measurement will enable the scientists to understand the origin of the solar system. Only A conveys the meaning clearly.
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20 Dec 2008, 15:45
vivektripathi 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

Able to vs enable?? which one? Can some one give a good explanation on this? I feel like I know it but just can't express it.

I picked enable over able because based on the output of the precise measurements scientists will do some thing. So that action is enabling them. C & E out

B is awkward and A is clear and concise compared to D.
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22 Dec 2008, 10:43
vivektripathi 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

i feel that "slowly moving closer " should be parallel to "for making " hence IMO C

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