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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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7.A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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Re: A firm hat specializes [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 01:47
'D' for me.

7.A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess - "claims from a one page' changes the meaning & also it can refer to sample or firm.
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing--Claim the ability, Weird
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,Being is almost always wrong on GMAT.
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Re: A firm hat specializes [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 01:59
Good one...between A and D - latter is more clear!
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Re: A firm hat specializes [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 23:05
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7.A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,


Answer: D
Parallelism - 'claims to'; 'able to'
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Re: A firm hat specializes [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 09:26
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7.A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,


claims to be - Idiom
able to - Idiom
Answer should be D
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2012, 02:38
D. The official answer explanation is quite congruent with my though process.
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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 01:46
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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 08:36
whats wrong with claims that in A?
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 09:34
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess---that reference ambigious
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,

IMO D

just wanted to confirm is "claim from" allowable.not in the context of the question but in gmat in general
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 09:56
I think this is a modifier error
the firm will claim something about its unique feature so as we know one word discription kind of appositive should be close to word claim
and this word may from options is its ability or it be able to
can zero it to C and D after which its difficult as i am not good at participle, infinitive hence will go with D
but another doubt is if i am not wrong this is subjunctive hence to assess or to be able to should be without to
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 09:58
Moreover problem with A is of "it" ambiguity
1. May refer to "a one page sample"
2. May refer to " A Firm"

but yes the subjunctive form of infinitive is clevelry placed to fox
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 01:09
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Moreover problem with A is of "it" ambiguity
1. May refer to "a one page sample"
2. May refer to " A Firm"

but yes the subjunctive form of infinitive is clevelry placed to fox
correct me if i am wrong


adressing at the same time to @ Yashii, in A what is wrong ??

Apart the rules of subjunctive tense and so on and so forth, staying close to the meaning and construction of the sentence: a fim (singular) .....filler.... claims WHAT ?? WHAT ??? ask to you this word what ?? claims FROM.....from what ?? it does not make sens AT ALL.

Instead: the firm claims what ?? the ability ?? is also wrong. the firm claims something tha it can do or could do......the firm claims to be able.......... something.........

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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 03:32
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whats wrong with claims that in A?


I did not get your question. Are you asking, in simple words, what is wrong with A?

Option A changes the meaning of the sentence.

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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,


I killed the answers choices for the following reasons, marked in-line

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess - firm is not claiming things from a one-page writing sample
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing - Same as A
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing - same as A
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess - correct
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample, - Being is not needed here!
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 23:22
Is there any expert reply for that ? Really ambiguous question my pick is A
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 23:30
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Is there any expert reply for that ? Really ambiguous question my pick is A


A is not correct. "someone claims from a page" does that sound correct?

Ans D is correct. "Claims to be able to do sth.."
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Re: A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 00:23
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Is there any expert reply for that ? Really ambiguous question my pick is A


Though I am no expert but still give it a shot.

Choice A means that the firm claims by reading from a one-page writing sample to do something while the intended meaning is - firm claims to be able to do something based on one-page writing sample.

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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting
claims from a one-page writing sample that it can
assess more than 300 personality traits, including
enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can
assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability
of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample,
of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample,
to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing
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