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# Unlike the other major planets, Pluto has a highly eccentric

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Unlike the other major planets, Pluto has a highly eccentric orbit, which is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is for 20 years out of every 230-year cycle, even though it is commonly described as the remotest planet in the solar system.

A) Same
B) Pluto has a highly eccentric orbit and is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is
C) Pluto's orbit is highly eccentric and is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune
D) the orbit of Pluto is highly eccentric and thus closer to Sun than Neptune
E) the orbit of Pluto is highly eccentric, thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is
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30 May 2010, 09:27
B, CDE are out coz of wrong comparison, A turns the essential clause to a non essential one.

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30 May 2010, 09:29
Pluto must come right after the coma.
we are comparing pluto to other planets.
this eliminate C, D and E.
The orbit is closer to the sun or plutot is closer to the sun??
I think the sentence intends to say pluto is closer to the sun.

I choose B
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30 May 2010, 09:33
IMO B.

C, D and E is out as it should be Pluto and not orbit to planets.
A is out as orbit is compared to Neptune
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31 May 2010, 01:56
Clear Its B.. Pluto(...) is closer to the sun than Neptune is..
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03 Jun 2010, 06:43
C, D and E are out because comparison is between planets.

A is awkward.

B remains

Unlike the other major planets, Pluto has a highly eccentric orbit and is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is for blah blah blah.
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18 Oct 2014, 21:48
tarun wrote:
Unlike the other major planets, Pluto has a highly eccentric orbit, which is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is for 20 years out of every 230-year cycle, even though it is commonly described as the remotest planet in the solar system.

A) Same
B) Pluto has a highly eccentric orbit and is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is
C) Pluto's orbit is highly eccentric and is thus closer to the Sun than Neptune
D) the orbit of Pluto is highly eccentric and thus closer to Sun than Neptune
E) the orbit of Pluto is highly eccentric, thus closer to the Sun than Neptune is

"Unlike the other major planets" needs to modify Pluto. Hence Options C, D, and E are wrong.
"Unlike the other major planets" correctly modifies Pluto in Options A and B.

Now Between A and B, A illogically compares Pluto's Orbit to Neptune..... Hence this option is wrong.

Hence option B is answer....... Correct Modification and comparison.
Re: Unlike the other major planets, Pluto has a highly eccentric   [#permalink] 18 Oct 2014, 21:48
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