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OG13:Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier

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OG13:Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier

Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 am
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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. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells
    and batteries
    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 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

    Hi experts..

    Why option B is wrong and option A is correct.
    Please hep me with the usage of 'with' in option B

    I can find only one reason.Please help me understand better if I am missing out anything.

    Only adverb can modify an adjective.Here sufficient is one adjective modifying another adjective(ENOUGH)
    It should be sufficiently enough batteries.

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    yoavyes Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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    Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:29 am
    hi!
    I think that the correct answer is not A but IMO it is D
    when I solve SC questions I use the e-gmat way to solve them
    e-gmat SC
    1. understand the meaning of the original sentence
    2. find the mistakes (if there are any) in the original sentence
    3. eliminate wrong answer choices

    lets go
    A. 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.


    meaning - There are some some shuttle spacecrafts that do shorts flight (and they carry enough power in batteries).
    and there is space station that will generate its own electricity and... THEY AREN'T THE SAME!

    from the "Unlike" opening you can see that this is probably a comparison issue
    we need to compare apples to apples
    what can we compare?
    1. spacecraft and space station. or
    2. flights of spacecrafts and the flights of the space station
    there is a problem in the original sentence - short flight can't be compared to space station


    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. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells
    and batteries
    WRONG - see above

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

    WRONG - redundancy
    the author uses: sufficient enough - completely redundant

    C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient
    enough power in fuel cells and batteries
    WRONG - same as A, comparison of shorts flight and space station


    D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells
    and batteries for their short flights
    RIGHT! a comparison between spacecraft and space station - just what we looked for.
    the modifiers "which were..." look good and conveys the right meaning

    E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient
    power in fuel cells and batteries
    WRONG - again a comparison between flights and space station

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