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Unlike Mars, the surface of Earth is primarily water

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Unlike Mars, the surface of Earth is primarily water, with landmass making up less than half of the total area.

A - Mars, the surface of Earth is primarily water
B - Mars, Earth's surface is primarily water
C - the surface of Mars, that of Earth is primarily water
D - Mars, water is primarily Earth's surface
E - that of Mars, Earth has a surface that is primarily water

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Can please someone explain why it's not B?

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B is incorrect because Mar is compared with the surface of Earth. The correct comparision must be the surface of Mar and the surface of earth. Or Mar and Earth, etc.



Option C correctly compares the surface of the Mars with the surface of the Earth by using the word "that of".
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B is incorrect because Mar is compared with the surface of Earth. The correct comparision must be the surface of Mar and the surface of earth. Or Mar and Earth, etc.
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Unlike Mars, the surface of Earth is primarily water, with landmass making up less than half of the total area.


Analysis :

1. "the surface of Earth" is in active voice and "Earth's surface" is in passive voice, but they both mean the same thing.

A and B are wrong as both are comparing "Mars" with "the surface of Earth"

Option D compares "Mars" with "Water" - Eliminate

Option E awkwardly compares "something that of Mars with a clause "Earth has....". Eliminate.

Only Option B makes sense.

B says, Unlike the surface of Mars, that (the surface) of Earth......


A - Mars, the surface of Earth is primarily water

B - Mars, Earth's surface is primarily water

C - the surface of Mars, that of Earth is primarily water

D - Mars, water is primarily Earth's surface

E - that of Mars, Earth has a surface that is primarily water
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