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Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

A. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are

B. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are

D. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

E. Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorks small museums and also
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 01:40
Very tough.

A. either devoted to local history or various ethnic group is incorrect structure
B second part of the sentence is incorrect
C looks good
D looks good
E Wrong


May be D is better, since we do not need to show contrast.
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 04:58
I go with D.

There is no need to show contrast in this sentence so A, B, and C are out.

E indicates that all the museums are open on summer weekends.
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 10:10
I guess its D too. no need for contrast...
If someone could elaborate why...i would feel better about this one
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 11:26
I chose C :oops:
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 11:29
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Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

A. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are

B. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are

D. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

E. Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorks small museums and also


we need "there are" to make the non-underlined sentence look good.

So, B and E are out.

A is not parallel.

phrases on both sides of "and" must be parallel. so, D is wrong. That leaves us with C.
C should be the right choice.
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 12:15
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I guess its D too. no need for contrast...
If someone could elaborate why...i would feel better about this one


You use 'although' and 'but' to show contrast between two things. If there is no difference between them then it doesn't make sense.

ex. Although he likes fast cars, he bought a Porsche.
ex. He likes fast cars, but he bought a Porsche.

If you knew nothing about Porsches the structure of these sentence would lead you to believe that the Porche he bought was not fast which is probably wrong.

Here we have museums devoted to local history and ethnic groups and museums that are open on the weekends. There is no reason to try and express contrast between these museums.

There are museums that do X and there are musuems that do Y.

If X and Y where opposites then it would make sense to say:

Although some museums do X, other museums do Y.
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 13:02
rpmodi wrote:
Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

A. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are

B. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are

D. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

E. Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorks small museums and also


D for me.

A has ||ism issue. The sentence should read "either devoted to X or devoted to Y" OR "devoted to either X or Y".
E is awkward and doesn't make sense. It uses "and also" (usually wrong because of redundancy).
Among B/C/D, the meaning of the sentence becomes very awkward with the contrast here between "open for exploration on the weekends" and "are devoted devoted to local history or various ethnic groups". Without contrast, D has correct meaning.
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 18:40
It should be either A or D - inclining more towards A
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 19:28
Great discussion guys :-)

Sanjayji OA is D !!
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 21:13
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rpmodi wrote:
Great discussion guys :-)

Sanjayji OA is D !!


rp, can you also provide the OE?



Sorry , no OE! This ones from gmatter , it just gives OA , but I like gixxer1000's explanation here .
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Re: SC:New york [#permalink] New post 23 May 2008, 13:04
C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.
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