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Despite there being no fundamental difference in shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia from the ones in other parts of Northern Europe, archaeological evidence shows that Viking ships were lighter, slimmer, faster, and thus probably more seaworthy than the heavier vessels used by the English at that time.
A. Despite there being no fundamental difference in shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia from the ones
B. Despite no fundamental difference between the shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia from those
C. With shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia not fundamentally different from those
D. With the shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia having no fundamental difference from the ones
E. Although shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia were not fundamentally different from those

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Re: GMAT Prep SC - Viking Age Scandinavia [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2008, 10:51
I think the answer should be E.

Dun know how to explain though :(
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Re: GMAT Prep SC - Viking Age Scandinavia [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2008, 11:21
Answer is E.

In A , ones' is wrong, as ship build tradition in singluar.

In B between is wrong, as it between can be used to compare x with y , and not x with y's.


Others like C, D distort the meaning.
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Re: GMAT Prep SC - Viking Age Scandinavia [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2008, 18:31
A. Despite there being no fundamental difference in shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia from the ones [Being usage]
B. Despite no fundamental difference between the shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia from those [ Idiom issue – between X and Y]
C. With shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia not fundamentally different from those [ Requires contrast – “With” does not provide sentence contrast ]
D. With the shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia having no fundamental difference from the ones [ Requires contrast – “With” does not provide sentence contrast ]
E. Although shipbuilding traditions in Viking-Age Scandinavia were not fundamentally different from those [Hold it]


Answer: E
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Re: GMAT Prep SC - Viking Age Scandinavia [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2008, 23:17
The OA is E. Thanks Guys.
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Re: Despite there being no fundamental difference in [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 05:04
Only E option provides the contrast..
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