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    distances of the stars from the earth

    Except for the Sun, all stars are too far from the Earth for their distances ______ in miles or kilometers.
    (A) to be conveniently measured
    (B) which conveniently measured
    (C) to measure conveniently
    (D) conveniently measured

    It seems to me that A is more natural to my ears, but to be frank I couldn't find any reason why D cannot be correct.

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    Re: distances of the stars from the earth

    They are too far away for what to happen? The answer to that can't be "They are too far for their distances conveniently measured". The second part of the sentence would be lacking a verb.

    They are too far away to be measured.
    He is too far away to be heard.
    She is too far away to be contacted.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: distances of the stars from the earth

    D is incorrect; A works.

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    Re: distances of the stars from the earth

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second part of the sentence would be lacking a verb.
    I considered the second part of the sentence as a modifier.
    "All stars are too far from the Earth for their distances." and I think it is a complete sentence.
    "conveniently measured" is a modifier for distances.
    It was the way I imagined for D.

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    Re: distances of the stars from the earth

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    "All stars are too far from the Earth for their distances."
    That is not a grammatical sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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