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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

(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


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.

Originally posted by stolyar on 17 Aug 2003, 00:50.
Last edited by Bunuel on 06 Nov 2018, 04:26, edited 2 times in total.
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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.

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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 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



A look at the answer choices reveals that there is a change in the tone of the sentence in some of them.

This is clearly a USAGE issue.

when will i use although?

Although it rains in washington most of the year, it does not affect day o day life.
Although he was a very good guy, his habits made him very unpopular.
Although the venture is risky, the returns are amazing.
Although he was sick, he showed up at work in the morning.

So i would expect although to set up the sentence is this way

Although there are dozens of museums devoted to local history in NYC, many groups accude the administration of failure to preserve local history.


so A and B will not be useful here.

E is poor usage..there is no proper link between the first and second parts of the sentence

C is close....But should provide some opposite info..

There are many motels here, but none of them are cheap.
I can come, but i am very busy.
They drove very fast to the airport,but they missed the flight.

here the second part of the sentence provides more info..so AND is best...

D looks ok... i am not sure about there are "also"..but it is the least of the evils...so i would go with D too

Answer D
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Logically the 2 parts have nothing in contrast, the sentence is discussing 2 types of museums in a way "there is A and also there is B"

so anything that shows a contrast is out, thus A, B and C out.

E is obviously wrong. No need to explain.

D is the best choice left.
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A- eliminate- not pointed to the main idea
b- eliminate- it bcomes more awkaward without "there are"
C- Looks good... but the term "but" indicates that the following part will present something contrary... though it infact is an additional information ..
D- Solves the problem of sentence C and looks like a good choice
E- inverted construction. we have better choices.

i ll go with D

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IMO D

A -
1) Lacks parallelism between either/ or;
2) Also, we dont need contrast in sentence, we need continuation. (FANBOYS)
B -
1) Needs some connecting word after comma, sounds incomplete sentence if whole sentence is read out aloud along with B option.
2) OR is used, but not sure whether "various ethnic groups" and "local history" are comparable
C - 1) we dont need contrast in sentence, we need continuation.
D - CORRECT - FANBOYS is used as continuation
E -
1) Meaning changes
2) OR is used, but not sure whether "various ethnic groups" and "local history" are comparable
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(A) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
There is no contradiction here => Although is wrong.
(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
There is no contradiction here => Although is wrong.
(C) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
There is no contradiction here => But is wrong
(D) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
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(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also
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(A) Although dozens of New York's small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
- Choice A lacks parallelism. Devoted to is after either hence should be repeated for the or element as well.

(B) Although dozens of New York's small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
- Choice B is incomplete. presence of THAT within the second sentence makes start "Many of" incomplete.

(C) Dozens of New York's small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
- The sentence lacks contrast,hence BUT is not required. The first sentence refers to extent to which the museums within New york are accessible. The second part refers to time in which they are open.

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

(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York's small museums and also
- Incomplete, As for option B.
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Can someone please explain the idea behind eliminating "A"?
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Hi Apoorv601,

The "although" which starts the clause refers to the subject "New York's small museums" hence the clause that follows after comma has to carry something to do with the subject.

For E.g. Although the hurricane was headed our way last night, early this morning it turned north and missed Florida completely.

Since the clasue that follows has a different subject we cant use "although". Hence both A and B are out straight away. " But " is used for contrast which is unnecessary here. So C is out.

Option E makes no sense. The second clause does not complete the first.

Hence D.

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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
The one-of-a-kind museums are meant to be an addition, not in contrast to the small museums.
(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, a fragment follows the comma
(C) Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are This also implies contrast
(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 There is no main verb.
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A: Incorrect because "Although" indicates a future contrast or differentiation. The second part of the sentence merely provides more information.
B: Incorrect because the clause does not include the idiom "either x or y".
C. Conjunction "but" indicates a contrast or differentiation.
D. No Errors
E. Incorrect modifier.
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Can someone please explain the idea behind eliminating "A"?
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Hi,
the reason for eliminating A is parallelism in "either.... or ....."

Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
it should be either" devoted to local history or devoted to various ethnic groups,...
or "devoted to either local history or various ethnic groups...
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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
(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




(A) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are


correct Idiom is ---either x or y


either devoted ( verb ) ------or ----various ethnic group ( noun ) ------not ||


sentence start with " although " ( refers contrast ) ----while the 2nd part of the sentence is the additional information of the first part , therefore use of contrast word " although " is wrong


(B) Although dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

sentence start with " although " ( refers contrast ) ----while the 2nd part of the sentence is the additional information of the first part , therefore use of contrast word " although " is wrong


after , ( comma ) second part starts with -----many one of kind ............( awkward)


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


use of ---but (contrast word ) is wrong

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

Dozens of New York’s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups----independent clause 1

there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.-----independent clause 2

and -----correctly connect 2 part

concept ----to connect 2 Independent clause -------use Semi colon ( ; )

or

if semi colon is not there we can use , ( comma ) but needs to add word such as ---for , and , not, but or, yet , so

Independent clause 1 , and Independent clause 2 -----correctly connected


(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also

Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups ......... verb -ed modifier modify the dozens ( wrong ) . it should modify ( small museums )


correct answer D
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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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