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# A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting

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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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24 Aug 2005, 15:00
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A is wrong my friend.

atleast 2 problems with A

First,

1st You can not claim from a one page writing sample. You can assess a one page writing sample to claim something...

2nd THAT is too far from claims to which it should modify.

B has the same problem.

C is claiming the ability...

E is weird as you can easily see

A could be re-written as

A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims that it can assess from a one-page writing sample more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
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25 Aug 2005, 09:41
I am between C and D.
I chose D coz able to assess seems to be more idiomatic than the ability of assessing

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A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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25 Aug 2005, 19:31
"claim to" is idiomatic
So the only choice should be D
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26 Aug 2005, 00:17
I think it is D. Isthe OA D. Claim to is idiomatic and sentence has appropriate placing of commas.

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26 Aug 2005, 10:29
D should be the answer. Reasons are :

A and B refer to a pronoun 'it' which is ambigious. Hence, I did not consider them.

So, C, D and E are left behind. E cannot be the answer 'coz the usage 'being' is wrong.

Between C and D, D sounded more logical to me.

Hence, I selected D.

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26 Aug 2005, 17:38
D acc to me coz of the use of the idiom.......

claims to be,....,able to
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13 Sep 2005, 05:22
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample
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13 Sep 2005, 05:56
"D",

claim from, claim the ability of are unidiomatic
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19 Oct 2005, 22:29
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.
(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,

Can someone reason this with their answers.
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19 Oct 2005, 22:52
Claims to be ..... able to assess is the right usage.
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19 Oct 2005, 23:20

A and B sound like the firm's claim is written on a one-page writing sample.

"The ability of assessing" in C is awakard.

"...claims being able to assess" in E is awakard.
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19 Oct 2005, 23:52
A and B are out - 'from' makes the one-page writing sample sound like a place where the firm makes its claim from
C and E are plain awkward
D is the best choice.
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20 Oct 2005, 07:05
The correct idiom is claims to be able to....

Solid D.
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20 Oct 2005, 10:36
(A) sounds like the claim what is there in that 'one page'
(B) same as above and also undiomatic use 'in assessing'
(D) Best - 'Firm claims to be able to assess'
(E) awkward
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20 Oct 2005, 10:41
D it is.

Claims to be able, ......., to ... is correct usage.
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20 Oct 2005, 18:38
(D) "Claims to" is proper idiom, which D fixes....
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20 Oct 2005, 23:37
The OA is D

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14 Jun 2006, 14:32
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claims from a one-page writing sample that it can assess more than three hundred personality traits, including enthusiasm, imagination, and ambition.

(A) from a one-page writing sample that it can assess
(B) from a one-page writing sample it has the ability of assessing
(C) the ability, from a one-page writing sample, of assessing
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
(E) being able to assess, from a one-page writing sample,
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14 Jun 2006, 14:35
(D) to be able, from a one-page writing sample, to assess
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14 Jun 2006, 14:40
claims what? Rule out A and B
C - cant claim ability
D - Yah
E - being
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