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New post 29 Apr 2015, 09:33
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you got it ...OA is D .

pls explain !!!


Both "Though" and "When" are working as subordinating conjunction. A subordinating conjunction needs a clause. IN option D "when viewed from a distance" has no subject. Is this construction is correct?
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New post 17 Sep 2015, 01:41
It's D .
Yes, reveals them sounds awkward but it is not incorrect.
All the other sentences convey the fact that Saturn is composed of tiny ringlets only when viewed up close,other times it is not.
Look at those sentences carefully and see for yourself.
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed
of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous
when they are viewed from a distance.


oh man..what a nightmare the question..took me slightly less than 3 minutes. was stuck between B and D.

A. run-on sentence. so out.
B. "when viewed up close" - i would rather try to put the adverbial modifier as close as possible to the verb that it modifies. As it is - the rings are in fact composed of icy ringlets when viewed...illogical..
C. when viewed - they are in fact - I dont like it.
D - looks good.
E - IF viewed - out right away.
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(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

It's a fragment. We should have a connector before they. when viewed and in fact don't go together. When indicates that when you view them up close they appear to be composed of thousands of icy ringlets, but they are in fact composed of icy ringlets whenever you view them

(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

when viewed and in fact don't go together. When indicates that when you view them up close they appear to be composed of thousands of icy ringlets, but they are in fact composed of icy ringlets whenever you view them.

(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

Though introduces a dependent clause or an adverbial clause which modifies the main clause. Here the main idea is that "they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets." So this has to be the main clause and not the dependent clause as is the case here.

(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

Looks fine although awkward.

(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.

Same problem as in C. The main idea cannot be present in the adverbial clause.
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed
of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous
when they are viewed from a distance.



The sentences C and D seem to state the facts straight, What is the error in C . I cannot spot it :(
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scheol79 wrote:
Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.
(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed
of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous
when they are viewed from a distance.



The sentences C and D seem to state the facts straight, What is the error in C . I cannot spot it :(


(C) has the same error as does (B).
"when viewed up close they are in fact..."

The point is that they are composed of separate icy ringlets no matter how and from where you view them. Closer viewing just reveals that they are composed of separate ringlets.
Check this: though-viewed-from-a-distance-saturn-s-main-rings-may-104457.html#p816941

(D) is the correct answer.
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.


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The original sentence introduces the main clause with "though viewed from a distance", which establishes the expectation of a contradiction that never materializes. For example, "Though sleepy, the child stayed awake" is correct, whereas "Though sleepy, the child may have eaten soup" is not. Also, "when viewed up close" is placed in such a way as to illogically suggest that the rings are composed of icy ringlets only when being viewed up close. Finally, the words "to be" in "appear to be" are redundant.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The placement of "when viewed up close" illogically suggests that the rings are composed of icy ringlets as a result of being viewed up close.

(C) This choice incorrectly uses the redundant phrase "appears to be." Additionally, the use and placement of the words "when viewed up close, they are . . ." illogically suggests that the rings are composed of icy ringlets as a result of being viewed up close.

(D) CORRECT. This choice shortens "appear to be" to "appear." Further, its use of the phrase "closer viewing reveals" clearly indicates that the close viewing only reveals (not causes) the composition of the rings.

(E) The placement of "if viewed up close" illogically suggests that the rings are composed of icy ringlets as a result of being viewed up close.
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When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

Them is referring to possessive noun saturn's main ring but that is not right according to MGMAT .
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Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(A) Though viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear to be smooth and continuous, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(B) Though Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous when viewed from a distance, they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close.

(C) Saturn's main rings, when viewed from a distance, may appear to be smooth and continuous, though when viewed up close they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.

(E) Though composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets if viewed up close, the main rings of Saturn may appear smooth and continuous when they are viewed from a distance.


I choose option "D" based on the meaning that is coming out. Except "D" all the options give a meaning that the ring is composed of "icy ringlets" because of viewing up closely.
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Yes answer should be D for the reason karishma pointed out.

but i picked up B

Hard to pick up the subtle meaning difference given the time constraint, atleast for me.
In real exam would have marked B and moved on :(

B Grammatically more correct than D.
But meaning of B is wrong.
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Why not B?


"they are in fact composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets when viewed up close."

because B implies that when they are viewed up close, they are composed of thousands of separate icy crystals. This is incorrect. They are composed of icy ringlets, no matter where you view them from. When you view up close, it only reveals their composition.
B has inaccurate meaning error.




Hi Karishma - I understand what you mean for A/B/C

But doesnt the highlighted portion in D says the same thing in essence .... "closer viewing reveals them to be composed of blah blah" .....essentially, only when you view closer, thats when you know they are composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets

(D) When viewed from a distance, Saturn's main rings may appear smooth and continuous, but closer viewing reveals them to be composed of thousands of separate icy ringlets.
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DEAR EXPERTS
PLS EXPLAIN WHY E IS INCORRECT
A,B,C ARE WRONG COZ THEY SHOULD NOT BE SUED WITH POSSESSIVE NOUN.I WAS CONFUSED BETWEEN D AND E AND WENT WITH E . :? :roll: :cry:
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