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# According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is

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According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.
(A) the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
(B) a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
(C) the reason for majority rule is not because they are more likely to be right, they are stronger
(D) the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right
(E) the reason why the majority rules is that it is strong, not because it is likely to be right
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21 Sep 2005, 22:11
B it is!

...a majority...is the right usage in this context. B also maintains parallel structure in that it says.....not coz it is right....but coz it is stonger!
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22 Sep 2005, 01:01
you can't say reason because, it is incorrect.

So B is the only right answer.
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22 Sep 2005, 09:29
I would've picked B also.

But D seems ok as well. Can anyone point out what's wrong with D?
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22 Sep 2005, 09:58
coffeeloverfreak wrote:
I would've picked B also.

But D seems ok as well. Can anyone point out what's wrong with D?

D isn't parallel. "because it" should be "because of" and then rest of the sentence should follow correct form afterwards.
22 Sep 2005, 09:58
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