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The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists

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The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a) of there being little that is a significant difference

b) of there being little that is significantly different

c) of little that is significantly different

d) that there is little that is significantly different

e) that there is little of significant differences


Please provide a grammatical explanation to your answer.
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Re: SC: Investigations [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2007, 13:14
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The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a) of there being little that is a significant difference

b) of there being little that is significantly different

c) of little that is significantly different

d) that there is little that is significantly different

e) that there is little of significant differences


Please provide a grammatical explanation to your answer.


Tough to explain: D. we need different here .
though generalization of in B looks ok but "being" introduces passive . may be use of "being" is correct here.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2007, 16:12
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2007, 11:28
1, Isn't the sentence in Passive voice? Please explain.

2, Also, I am having a hard time differentiating the use of "significant" vs "significantly". Please explain.

I appreciate your input in advance.

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