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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier

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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A.

B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries

D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
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09 Dec 2005, 14:41
strange wrote:

D it is...

why is even more important
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09 Dec 2005, 14:49
first of all when we are using like, we are comparing noun.

so A, C and E is out.

between B and D, I think D uses the modifier with which better.

so D is the right answer.
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09 Dec 2005, 14:55
Only D compares "shuttle and earlier spacecraft" to "a permanently orbiting space station". Hence correct !

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09 Dec 2005, 21:53
Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A.

B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries

D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries

A, C and E compare wrong objects ---> out!
"sufficient enough power" in B is wrong, it should be "enough sufficient power"

D it is.

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09 Dec 2005, 23:15
D it is as it compares noun to nouns...
B is awkwardly framed

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10 Dec 2005, 06:54
I`m assuming there is a typo in (D), so several points to notice:

1. Correct modifier.
2. sufficient enough in B is redundant. - This is the trap answer.
3. earlier spacecraft need to be expressed in the past tense.
4. capable of is idiomatic.

**Although the shuttle is still in use, it will soon be obsolete (2010-) so past tense with future meaning is appropriate.

***The ISS also has a limited life expectancy (~2015) so the independent fuel source employed will most like be of very little current feasible use.

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10 Dec 2005, 11:25
OA is D.
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10 Dec 2005, 11:55
my two cents...why D?

well we need to compare shuttle with space station...so only A, B and D do that...in A the problem is which is referring only to earlier space crafts...we need which to refer to both shuttle and earlier space crafts
B...well B has the problme of a runon sentence...with is an incorrect connector....D it is..

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05 Jan 2006, 20:34

1) comapring shuttle and spacecraft to space station
2)

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05 Jan 2006, 23:56
D it is.
All options, except for B and D are eliminated because on the basis of illogical comparison.

B is out for its redundancy. Sufficient and enough convey the same meaning.
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24 Jan 2006, 01:24
comparison should be between "space station" and "shuttle and earlier spacecraft".

Only D comparing properly.
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24 Jan 2006, 01:24
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