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## Astronomer's Scale

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Astronomer's Scale Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:01 am
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Dear Friends,

I was having problems in answering the following question.

Responding to the public’s fascination with-and sometimes undue alarm overpossible
threats from asteroids, a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood
that a particular asteroid or comet may
collide with Earth.

A. a scale developed by astronomers rates the likelihood that a particular asteroid or
comet may
B. a scale that astronomers have developed rates how likely it is for a particular asteroid
or comet to
C. astronomers have developed a scale to rate how likely a particular asteroid or comet
will be to
D. astronomers have developed a scale for rating the likelihood that a particular asteroid
or comet will
E. astronomers have developed a scale that rates the likelihood of a particular asteroid or
comet that may

OA after some discussions.

I picked Option E
Regards
Deano.

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:29 am
Liklihood and may ... redundant.. E is out

C looks more happy for me.

A scale can't respond to public's fascination so A/B are out.

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:39 am
Will go with C.

In this, may and likelihood should be redundant.

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:20 am
Is the usage of will be to correct in option C?

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:32 pm
I think the answer is D. Heres my explanation..

A. Passive.. Also may and likelihood show redundancy
B. Passive
C. will be to.... awkward
D. Active. No redundancy. Correct
E. likelihood.. may.. redundant

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:35 pm
OA is C

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Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:55 am
I think there is some problem with the OA. It should be D. If the OA is C, then the source of the question is an important question....

Could any of the experts please intervene...

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:08 pm
I think 'will do sth' represent sth happen in the future, so do 'be to do sth' (such as: I am to take the GMAT = I am going to take the GMAT). So we can't use 'will be to do sth', it'llmake this clause redundant.
Am I right ?

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