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# According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is

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44. 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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20 Jul 2009, 11:08
nitishmahajan wrote:
44. 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

B for clarity
The most clear choice will be understood in one quick reading. If you have to go back to the sentence to grasp its meaning, its not a clear one.

A is wordy, C has the ambiguous "they"
D and E are wordy compared to B.
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20 Jul 2009, 11:26
B for clarity and parallelism.
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20 Jul 2009, 15:11
B for parallel not because, but because

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