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Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

A. Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
C. The Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky because the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, and also 400 times farther away from Earth.
D. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther away from Earth, the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon's.
E. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun in the sky has the same apparent size as the Moon.
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Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

A. Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
C. The Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky because the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, and also 400 times farther away from Earth.
D. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther away from Earth, the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon's.
E. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun in the sky has the same apparent size as the Moon.



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Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

A. Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
C. The Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky because the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, and also 400 times farther away from Earth.
D. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther away from Earth, the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon's.
E. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun in the sky has the same apparent size as the Moon.



Answer: B


Can you please explain why C is incorrect? I see that the subject for the SUN is "is" following which. Really confused.

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Why not D?

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Bunuel -- could you please explain why D is incorrect?

I didn't really understand the explanation given in the test review.

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I eliminated letter B because "The sun [modifier] is also 400 times farther away from Earth (...)" the "also" seems illogical to me (why also? The part that talks that the sun is 400 times larger than the moon is inside the non essential modifier). If it had been "The sun [modifier] is 400 times farther away from Earth (...)" then I would have agreed.

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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. In option C, cant " have " be the main verb for the main clause.
Here both: 400 times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther than the Earth modifies the Sun, which is better explained in option C plus in option B, if we remove fluff i.e. we can remove " Which is 400 times larger than the Moon" and " so the sun and the moon have the same apparent size in the size" we will be left with The Sun is also 400 times farther away from Earth, which makes no sense.

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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Official answer B seems ill-logical. I don't understand why to separate " which is 400 times larger than the moon" and "also 400 times farther away from Earth".

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Can you please help me understand why D is not correct.

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Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

A. Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
C. The Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky because the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, and also 400 times farther away from Earth.
D. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther away from Earth, the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon's.
E. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun in the sky has the same apparent size as the Moon.



----B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

If portion after ,which....., is removed then The Sun is also .....sentence can not be made. There is no entity for saying also. I think there is flaw here
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Can someone clarify whether the word "also" in answer B is correct.

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Can someone clarify whether the word "also" in answer B is correct.


What do you think is the problem with "also"? I do not see any issue. "Also" may be redundant along with "and", but this is not such a case.

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Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.

A. Because of the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, but also 400 times farther away from Earth, so both the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
B. The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky.
C. The Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky because the Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, and also 400 times farther away from Earth.
D. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther away from Earth, the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon's.
E. Four hundred times larger than the Moon and also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun in the sky has the same apparent size as the Moon.



Answer: B


Can you please explain why C is incorrect? I see that the subject for the SUN is "is" following which. Really confused.


the expression "because the sun, which is ... and also" which after because doesn't make sense.

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There is no response to the queries here :x ,but if u are lucky enough u can get a reply from an expert on the issue :lol: .
In option B ,
If I remove the relative pronoun modifier -
The sun , which is 400 times larger than the moon , is also 400 times farther away from the earth, so the...................

then the sentence does not make sense to me.
and I chose option D , I do not find any errors in D.
Is there any expert who can provide the proper explanation where am I wrong and why is option D incorrect ?

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There is no response to the queries here :x ,but if u are lucky enough u can get a reply from an expert on the issue :lol: .
In option B ,
If I remove the relative pronoun modifier -
The sun , which is 400 times larger than the moon , is also 400 times farther away from the earth, so the...................

then the sentence does not make sense to me.
and I chose option D , I do not find any errors in D.
Is there any expert who can provide the proper explanation where am I wrong and why is option D incorrect ?


The problem with D is the wrong usage of possessive moon's. The correct parallel structure would be:

...the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon (has).

Because of the very existence of the modifier, it is alright to use "also" - there is no reason to isolate the modifier.

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The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky -- in option B, is an independent clause. How can can independent clause follow another independent clause, with a "comma"

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The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky -- in option B, is an independent clause. How can can independent clause follow another independent clause, with a "comma"


The two clauses are added with not just a comma, but also a conjunction ("so") - two independent clauses can be joined with comma + conjunction.

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The Sun, which is 400 times larger than the Moon, is also 400 times farther away from Earth, so the Sun and the Moon have the same apparent size in the sky -- in option B, is an independent clause. How can can independent clause follow another independent clause, with a "comma"


The two clauses are added with not just a comma, but also a conjunction ("so") - two independent clauses can be joined with comma + conjunction.


Can you please add what other conjunctions we can use to connect independent clauses- apart from and,so,but.
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minhaz3333 wrote:
There is no response to the queries here :x ,but if u are lucky enough u can get a reply from an expert on the issue :lol: .
In option B ,
If I remove the relative pronoun modifier -
The sun , which is 400 times larger than the moon , is also 400 times farther away from the earth, so the...................

then the sentence does not make sense to me.
and I chose option D , I do not find any errors in D.
Is there any expert who can provide the proper explanation where am I wrong and why is option D incorrect ?


The problem with D is the wrong usage of possessive moon's. The correct parallel structure would be:

...the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as the Moon (has).

Because of the very existence of the modifier, it is alright to use "also" - there is no reason to isolate the modifier.


If the Option D was written as “ the Sun has the same apparent size in the sky as that of the moon”, would it be correct?

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