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Another SC Question from GMATTER

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chatekar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Another SC Question from GMATTER

Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:02 am
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    A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

    A. A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

    B. After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

    C. After passing through a red giant stage, a stars mass will determine if it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

    D. Mass determines whether a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

    E. The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will determine whether it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

    OA is D
    My answer was B.
    Does option D holds because it's more clear than option B, or there is some error in option B that I'm not able to catch.

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    givemeanid Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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    Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:24 am
    In B, the pronoun 'it' in 'depending on its mass' seems to be referring to 'a red giant stage' instead of the star.

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    Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:29 am
    to my view .... "will determine" adds an element of uncertainty. Hence its wrong.

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    Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:33 am
    raulverde,

    Here every option contains "will"

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    Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:54 am
    chatekar,

    Maybe someone can correct me on this , if i am wrong.

    regarding your previous post : "will determine" is not same as "will".

    The mass of the star is a current feature of the star. So the determination happens now....however the compression takes place in future , hence "will compress" is ok.

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