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    1. Stars like the sun can continue to shine steadily for billions of years because its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which titanic releases of energy result in the loss of only tiny amounts of mass.

    (A) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which

    (B) nuclear fusion produces its light and heat, in which

    (C) nuclear fusion produces their light and heat, where

    (D) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, where
    (E) their light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which

    whts the difference between C & D other than active v/s passive. which one is preferred?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piyusht
    1. Stars like the sun can continue to shine steadily for billions of years because its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which titanic releases of energy result in the loss of only tiny amounts of mass.

    (A) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which

    (B) nuclear fusion produces its light and heat, in which

    (C) nuclear fusion produces their light and heat, where

    (D) its light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, where
    (E) their light and heat are produced by nuclear fusion, in which

    whts the difference between C & D other than active v/s passive. which one is preferred?
    in C , the word their refers to the Stars and not the SUN.
    Also, the usage of where does not specify the exact place where this phenomenon is occuring.

    I would prefer D.

    I rejected A because it refers to the activity of nuclear fusion rather than that in the sun..

    Please correct me if i am wrong...

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    Its neither C nor D. It's E.
    Subject "Stars" plural. Pronoun "their" plural.

    C also gives "their" but then faults on "where". we use "where" to refer to some place.

    E: nuclear fusion, in which....

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    Yes, the correct response is E, which by the way is passive. So what? Passive is not necessarily wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comp_bos
    Its neither C nor D. It's E.
    Subject "Stars" plural. Pronoun "their" plural.

    C also gives "their" but then faults on "where". we use "where" to refer to some place.

    E: nuclear fusion, in which....
    But how is Stars the subject and not Sun?

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    Phew, I chose E and then saw piyusht ask about C&D -- thought I picked the wrong one.

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    If it were written this way:

    Stars, like the sun, .... does it make it clearer why the subject is "stars?"

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    E seems to be right one

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    OA is indeed E , was just asking abt C&D. Guys dntget confused.. stick to ur answers
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmat168
    If it were written this way:

    Stars, like the sun, .... does it make it clearer why the subject is "stars?"

    Good point !

    I picked E too. But I do want to expound on your illustration of "Stars, like the sun....", what if we have a scenario that goes "Stars such as the sun..." , would you still consider "stars" as subject of the sentence or "the Sun" ?

    A "Like vs such as" discussion might be opened here... So, people, pls join in...

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