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by mohan514 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:46 pm
In the search for alien life, astronomers have recently begun studying a promising region, a solar system that is populated by a number of potentially life-friendly planets formed by fragments of an exploding star some 7 million years ago and features many of the geological and climatic prerequisites for the evolution of life.

features
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featuring
featured
have featured

o.a after some discussion

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by Mission2012 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:11 pm
I would go for A.
Parallel should be between
1. "is populated by a number of potentially life-friendly planets formed by fragments of an exploding star some 7 million years ago and "
2. "features many of the geological and climatic prerequisites for the evolution of life "

as "Is populated" - simple present tense, hence it should be features
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by henryjejo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:15 pm
It should be C...we need a continuous form here.

Solar System that is Populated by X, Formed by Y and Featuring...

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by vk_vinayak » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:05 pm
mohan514 wrote:In the search for alien life, astronomers have recently begun studying a promising region, a solar system that is populated by a number of potentially life-friendly planets formed by fragments of an exploding star some 7 million years ago and features many of the geological and climatic prerequisites for the evolution of life.

features
had featured
featuring
featured
have featured

o.a after some discussion
I would go with C, featuring.

a solar system that is populated by a number ..... and featuring many of the geological
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