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# A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting

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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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01 Apr 2004, 05:01
Concur with D. Also, claiming the ability is wrong
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batliwala wrote:
I will go with A Claims ..... that ...

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in A, "it" at then end seems to refer to the immediately preceding noun, "one page sample".
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28 Aug 2004, 18:41
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 triats.
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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to be able... to assess is parallel
hence the OA is D
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29 Aug 2004, 20:29
(D).
(A) and (B) are changes meaning of the sentence
We want to say able to asses three hundred personality traits. so (D) should be the answer.
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31 Aug 2004, 19:13
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could anyone explain why the answer could not be C ?

Also,
claims to be --- seems to be the right idiomatic expression however
to be able -- doesnt it seem to be too wordy

like eg

he claims to sing well
he claims to be able to sing well

is my analogy correct ?[/b]
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03 Sep 2004, 04:50
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C would have been correct had it been 'ability to assess' instead of 'ability of assessing'.

Thus, D is idiomatic and correct.

Do correct me if I am wrong.

taklu wrote:
could anyone explain why the answer could not be C ?

Also,
claims to be --- seems to be the right idiomatic expression however
to be able -- doesnt it seem to be too wordy

like eg

he claims to sing well
he claims to be able to sing well

is my analogy correct ?[/b]

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16 Feb 2005, 07:26
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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16 Feb 2005, 07:53
well please discuss, why the wrong choices are wrong.

will post the OA later
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16 Feb 2005, 16:15
Probably this link should help. If u still want to discuss, we can take it from there..

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=9232
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01 Jul 2005, 13:11
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 asses

(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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The idiom here is "ability to" or "to be able to "

A and B are out, as the underlined portion doesn't logically flow with the word before Claim what?

C is wrong. Ability of, is the wrong idiom

E starts with being. The usage of being is not usually recommended in the GMAT

D uses the right idiom "to be able to"
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01 Jul 2005, 16:46
D. it is test of correct idiom, which is to be able to.
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07 Aug 2005, 22:14
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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08 Aug 2005, 02:48
I would do with D

to be able ..... to asses is parallel.
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10 Aug 2005, 10:48
I'd go with E.

A,B,C are out for reasons most of us know. As for D, I am not sure seperating to be able,......from to assess is best. In most cases being is best to be used, in this case however, being able to assess works. Unless I am totally off base, and being able is unidiomatic.
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22 Aug 2005, 17:29
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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23 Aug 2005, 09:27
I happen to know that D is the answer. It is the "claim to be" form.
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24 Aug 2005, 12:38
riteshgupta1 wrote:
D is the OA

This question is from SC1000.

What is wrong with A? In the AC the pronoun its ambigious. Also just because an idiom is used [ability to] doesnt necessarily mean that it has to be the correct answer, no? For e.g. you could have an AC using the correct idiom format but yet be wrong for other reasons.

Can someone describe what is wrong with AC A? Why pick another answer when nothing "tangibly" wrong is identified with the original question?

As doest AC "D" have a modifier issue. The phrase "from a one-page writing sample" seems to be dangling, no? its neither an "appositive" nor is it an absolute phrase? So what gives?
24 Aug 2005, 12:38

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