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# When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was

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05 Jul 2006, 07:19
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When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was a little over four years ago, for it took the light that long to get here.

A. we see it as it was a little over four years ago
B. we see it as it had been a little over four years ago
C. we see it as if it was a little over four years ago
D. it appears to us as it did in a little over four years ago
E. it appears to us as though a little over four years ago

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05 Jul 2006, 08:58
When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was a little over four years ago, for it took the light that long to get here.

D and E out due to lack of ||sm

C "if" is not necessary here... it isn't a conditional

B incorrect use of past perfect

A is the winner

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06 Jul 2006, 10:55
OA is A.

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06 Jul 2006, 10:55
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