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According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is

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According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.

A. the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger

B. a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger

C. the reason for majority rule is not because they are more likely to be right, they are stronger

D. the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right

E. the reason why the majority rules is that it is strong, not because it is likely to be right

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29 Jul 2006, 13:03
B here

A. IMO lacks "THAT" after "reason"

B. a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger

C. I believe "majority" is a collective noun, so this has SVA error.

D. changes the meaning... "strengh" isn't the same as "stronger"

E. "the reason why" is redundant... why IS the reason
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31 Jul 2006, 13:45
I was torn between A & B on this one, but I think I agree with everyone's reasons for going with B. It makes sense to me now.
31 Jul 2006, 13:45
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