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The space shuttle has complicated stabilizing systems that undergo extensive tests and repairs during layovers between launching from Cape Canaveral due to the tremendous pressure and strain inflicted on it during its lengthy missions.

A.between launching
B.of launching
C.between its launches
D.of its launches
E.as it launches
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The space shuttle has complicated stabilizing systems that undergo extensive tests and repairs during layovers between launching from Cape Canaveral due to the tremendous pressure and strain inflicted on it during its lengthy missions.

The basis of the question is to make clear what is being launched, "Systems" or "The space shuttle". To make it clear we would expect a singular pronoun and so we can discard A+B, both D+E change the meaning of the sentence. So C

A.between launching
B.of launching
C.between its launches
D.of its launches
E.as it launches
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The space shuttle has complicated stabilizing systems that undergo extensive tests and repairs during layovers between launching from Cape Canaveral due to the tremendous pressure and strain inflicted on it during its lengthy missions.

The basis of the question is to make clear what is being launched, "Systems" or "The space shuttle". To make it clear we would expect a singular pronoun and so we can discard A+B, both D+E change the meaning of the sentence. So C

A.between launching
B.of launching
C.between its launches
D.of its launches
E.as it launches


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it checking Idiom between X and Y.
What is Y - Its lengthy mission so X should be "its launches".... that is my reason for selecting C.
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The space shuttle has [complicated stabilizing systems that undergo extensive tests] and repairs during layovers between launching from Cape Canaveral due to the tremendous pressure and strain inflicted on it during its lengthy missions.

1. The verb repairs has to refer to the singular subject - space shuttle. So, space shuttle is the subject.
2. Space shuttle is launched. The space shuttle is not launching something. So, we refer to the space shuttle using "it".
3. Idiom: between ... and...
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Seemed too easy! Is it really a 700 level question?
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The space shuttle has complicated stabilizing systems that undergo extensive tests and repairs during layovers between launching from Cape Canaveral due to the tremendous pressure and strain inflicted on it during its lengthy missions.

A.between launching
B.of launching
C.between its launches
D.of its launches
E.as it launches



It would be great if someone could clarify this.

The sentence talks about the time period BETWEEN its launches. Is this the reason (meaning) that E is not correct?
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Hello experts

I have a little doubt regarding options C and E. I have posted the query.

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Hi Madhavi1990 and Shiv2016,

E is incorrect because it says 'as it launches'. This means that they are doing tests and repairs as the flight is occurring. Does this make sense? If I am an astronaut, I would pretty upset if my wing fell off while we were taking off. The meaning of the sentence is to convey that they do tests during the down time between flights.

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Hi Madhavi1990 and Shiv2016,

E is incorrect because it says 'as it launches'. This means that they are doing tests and repairs as the flight is occurring. Does this make sense? If I am an astronaut, I would pretty upset if my wing fell off while we were taking off. The meaning of the sentence is to convey that they do tests during the down time between flights.

Does this help?

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Shiv2016 and Madhavi1990, let us know if this doesn't take care of your doubts.
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