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# The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists

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04 Mar 2010, 11:30
got stuck between D and E.

little "of" differences...of sounded a bit vague so went with E.

Please explain if there is a better of eliminating D.
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12 Jun 2010, 14:04
OA is D. Im still confused between D and E.
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12 Jun 2010, 22:25
This is interesting

(D) that there is little that is significantly different ----> this construction is weird.

(E) that there is little of significant differences -----> little of (significant differences). Is awful.

Both are passive because of the use of "there". and yet the answer is one of D or E.

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21 Jun 2010, 07:54
Hey nusmavrik, are you sure that the missing word is "support". Because when I put "support" in the missing place the sentence does not seem to be making sense.

The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization that there is little [support] that is significantly different in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.
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21 Jun 2010, 08:14
Hi

there is little (what????) that is significantly different ---> I had the same problem.
See these constructions on the link - you will know that D is correct.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/the ... t1646.html
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in this sentence, it functions as a noun. you can use "much" in the same way: there is much that is different...

more examples of the same type of thing:
there is much to be said about topic X.
there is little to be said about topic X.
there are things to be said about topic X.

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21 Jun 2010, 09:41
noboru wrote:
OA is D. Im still confused between D and E.

it is D..

Just see if this helps
that there is ( singular ) little of significant differences ( plural )....

Even if it had been "are" in the option e , it would have sounded a bit weird
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21 Jun 2010, 20:50
Nice way to nail

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Just see if this helps
that there is ( singular ) little of significant differences ( plural )....

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25 Jul 2010, 12:03
D... Sounds correct the first moment you read it..

(D) that there is little that is significantly different
(E) that there is little of significant differences

Plus, D also is a much more clear wording ...
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13 Jan 2011, 07:14
(E) that there is little of significant differences

It is grammatically incorrect to say (as per the construction in answer choice E), "There IS (singular) differences (plural) between X and Y." In this example the subject and verb don't agree in quantity (which they always should). For the sentence to be correct, you would have to say either, "There ARE (plural) differences (plural) between X and Y", or, "There IS (singular) difference (singular) between X and Y."

This is why E is incorrect.
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13 Jan 2011, 16:16
D

first three are wrong
between the last two d is more precise and conveys the meaning

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13 Jan 2011, 21:24
D it is
A,B&C starts with of...so they are wrong E says "little of significant differences" which is incorrect...it should be little of significant difference....D says "little that is significantly different" which is correct usage
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14 Jan 2011, 00:11
The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization [that there is little that is significantly different] in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

[strike](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[/strike]
(D) that there is little that is significantly different
(E) that there is little of significant differences

D is correct
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14 Jan 2011, 03:30
i ll choose E instead of choosing D.
D is using two times "that" which is awkward and E sense best.
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21 Jan 2011, 02:23
The option starting with "that" stands a chance so answer is either D or E..then read carefully and the best would be D

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26 Feb 2011, 01:47
It's D. The only fit.

The rest of the sentences are either wrongly constructed or wordy.
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06 Aug 2011, 15:20

E has two problems.

1. there IS little [strike]of significant[/strike] DIFFERENCES ..
'is' and 'differences' do not match.

2. little is used for uncountable things while difference for countable things.

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19 Dec 2011, 01:51
why all has ousted being .....is it compulsory wrong in GMAT.
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19 Dec 2011, 03:50
Nice trap. It should be "few of countable noun" and "little of uncountable noun"
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16 Mar 2012, 16:33
Could someone please explain the answer here and why they chose that. Difference between D and E

Also what is the rule of "being" not acceptable to GMAT

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16 Mar 2012, 22:18
+1 D

Good question was confused between D & E
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