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Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 09:48
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Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the number of subcultures that exist in the United States, largely because of a debate over the appropriate definition of the term "subculture" and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim to have discovered at least fifty.

A. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim
to have discovered

B. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim to have discovered

C. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, although, there are several pop culture critics who claim to have discovered

D. or the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim they have discovered

E. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymously, but there are several pop culture critics that claim that they have discovered
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 09:57
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Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the number of subcultures that exist in the United States, largely because of a debate over the appropriate definition of the term "subculture" and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim to have discovered at least fifty.

We can eliminate D because uses "or", here we need "and": largely because of a debate AND the difficulty .
After this difference all answers are the same, till we arrive at the comma. After the comma a contrapposition is made, we need to express this "gap" not with an "and" but with a "but".
Out A.
C uses although, which is also wrong because "although" expresses a situation "in which the condition given is positive but the outcome/result is negative"( check: http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.it/2006/06 ... hough.html)
We are down to B and E.

B. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim
to have discovered
E. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymously, but there are several pop culture critics that
claim that they have discovered


The verbs in B are more clear: "that claim that they have" clearly losses to "claim to have"
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 10:03
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Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the number of subcultures that exist in the United States, largely because of a debate over the appropriate definition of the term "subculture" and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim to have discovered at least fifty.

A. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim
to have discovered

B. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim
to have discovered

C. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, although, there are several pop culture critics who
claim to have discovered

D. or the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim
they have discovered

E. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymously, but there are several pop culture critics that
claim that they have discovered



the core words you should pay attention to are:

"because of a debate over X and the difficulty of identifying Y"

--because of X and Y --we want to eliminate the OR in D.

Then pay attention to meaning. First we talk about the difficulty of identifying people - then we say some group of people actually discovered at least 50. So we need a contrasting term such as BUT or ALTHOUGH---that helps us eliminate A since A uses AND.

So now we got rid of D and A - left with B, C, and E.

"pop culture critics" are people --so we use "who" instead of "that"--that gets rid of E.

Now between B and C-- C has an awkward comma after ALTHOUGH - so the cleaner option is B.

Read the sentence again from the beginning and you'll see that B looks and sounds good.
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 10:04
i picked B
i needed critics who claim so eliminate A and E
i needed "and" so eliminate D
C is wrong coz of although + comma
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 10:56
can someone please explain how the comma with "although" is wrong??
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 11:22
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can someone please explain how the comma with "although" is wrong??

Although is within commas. It is like an added description for something. Not the required thing.
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Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the number of subcultures that exist in the United States, largely because of a debate over the appropriate definition of the term "subculture" and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim to have discovered at least fifty.

A. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, and there are several pop culture critics that claim
to have discovered
Wrong. "and" is wrong because we need contrast meaning here: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the number ......., but there are several pop culture critics that claim...........

B. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim
to have discovered
Correct. The use of "but" is correct.

C. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, although, there are several pop culture critics who
claim to have discovered

D. or the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymous, but there are several pop culture critics who claim
they have discovered

E. and the difficulty of identifying groups of people that often wish to remain somewhat anonymously, but there are several pop culture critics that
claim that they
have discovered[/quote]
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 12:52
In C, if there was no comma after "Although", would it make the cut?
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Re: Cultural anthropologists are often unwilling to discuss the [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 07:36
hi,
In option E adverb 'anonymously' is used.
is the usage of adverb right here.???


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