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45. Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

(A) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
(C) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
(D) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also

why was the answer C wrong ???

I may not completely agree with the OA, because " and.. also" seems redundant
Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, andthere are also"
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New post 15 Mar 2016, 21:40
egmat wrote:
H there,

Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

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In New York there are dozens of small museums that are devoted to either local history or various ethnic groups. In addition, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to Bronx that can be explored on summer weekends.

One thing we really need to pay heed is that there is no apparent contrast in this sentence. The first past of the sentence talks about the museums that are devoted to certain specific fields. The other part of the sentence is also providing some extra information. The information contained in the second part of the sentence is not contrasting information. Therefore, we do not need contrast in this sentence.

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Error Analysis

1. Since there is no apparent contrast in this sentence, we do not need “Although”.
2. Either is followed by “devoted to local history” whereas or is followed by “various ethnic groups”. These two entities re not parallel.

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Choice A: Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are: Incorrect for the reasons stated above.

Choice B:
Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,: Incorrect.
1. “Although” is not needed.
2. There is no main verb in the sentence. This leads to a fragment.

Choice C: Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are: Incorrect. “but” brings in the unnecessary contrast in the sentence. We do not need the contrast.

Choice D: Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also: Correct.

Choice E: Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also: Incorrect. There is no main verb in the sentence. This leads to fragment.

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Although I agree that A, B, C, and E are incorrect, I believe that D is not a good answer as well.
first thing - we do not need contrast - as the contrast is completely illogical here (read full question before you answer it)
second - "there" is used to show place - New York. but NY is written in possessive form.
in D - same thing - possessive form, so it cannot be used unless it is some kind of "placeholder" which makes the sentence wordier.
and + also - isn't it redundant? why do we need also if we use and? isn't what egmat teaches in its SC lessons?

would be thankful for an explanation here.

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D.. as there is no need of contrast here.

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Although and but signal contrasting opinion. however, statement doesn't signal any contrast. A,B, and C are wrong.

E - IMO, applies 'Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups' to both devoted and one-of-kind museums.

Correct is D but I also think ';there are many' is more justified than ', and' structure here.

Still grammar wise it's correct and that's more imp ;)
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45. Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

(A) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
(C) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
(D) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also

why was the answer C wrong ???


(E) is clearly wrong.

(A) (B) and (C) are out. Reason: There is absolutely no reason to signal contrast. Words like "Although" or "but" should not be used.

Leaves us with the answer (D)
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D is the correct option.

Contrast keywords such as "although and but" doesn't seem to be necessary in this case since the second part is a continuation rather than a contrast to the first part.
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Reading the sentence, we realise that there is NO contrast provided any where in the sentence and hence the use of "although" & "but" is useless ...

So option A, B and C are out ...

Option E : is a run on sentence ...there is no verb for the main clause "devoted to local history ...."

Left with only option D which is correct ...
This option is simply saying that :
There are dozens of X type of museums and there are also Y types of museums that open for exploration ....

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(D) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

OA is D

But as far as gmat is concerned and - also are redundant. Then how come option D is correct?
Plz explain.

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Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

(A) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
wrong - "Although" is for contrast and this contrast is not logical. contrasting what the museums are devoted for vs when are they open

(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
wrong - "Although" is for contrast and this contrast is not logical. contrasting what the museums are devoted for vs when are they open

(C) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
wrong - BUT is again a contrast, and its illogically contrasting things here.

(D) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
right - by eliminating 4 choices. if you still dont agree, then this correctly uses AND with 2 independent clauses which are parallel in logic talking about just the museums

(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also
wrong: sentence fragment - before AND we dont have an independent clause

Source : Test Code 37, Q12

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/07/26/arts/new-york-s-offbeat-museums.html

Although dozens of New York's small museums are either devoted to local history or the heritages of various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.


i have given my reasoning for each. its a 2-3 split. i went with elimination strategy.
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