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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
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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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14 Sep 2009, 07:25
thanks Meena!!!

OA is D

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11 May 2011, 21:52
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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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
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22 Apr 2012, 04:36
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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
Correct
(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New York’s small museums and also
Fragmented sentence
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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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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

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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.

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.

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.

POE:

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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15 May 2012, 08:14
D is the ans. The way i see it, there is no place for although in the sentence as essentially the sentence says that these 3 types of museums are open for summer exploration (eliminates A&B). There is no contrast between the 3 museums and is more of a list so must be connected by an 'and' eliminates C. Between D&E option E does not fit with the remaining part of the question stem.

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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.

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.

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.

POE:

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.

Hope this helps.
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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

There's no need to show contrast between both ideas, small museums and ethnic groups are not opposites or whatsoever.

Hence, D is concise and grammatically correct

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Can someone please explain the idea behind eliminating "A"?
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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

I didn't get y A is wrong??
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02 Jun 2015, 02:47
the parallelism is missing ..it should be either to...or to in A

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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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02 Jun 2015, 23:15
dominicraj wrote:

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.

HI dominicraj
Are you sure that A is incorrect only due to the reason remarked above?

Even if the above is not the reason, (A) can be struck off due to parallelism error - are devoted to either local history or various ethnic groups.

And in (B), we don't have any Verb + Object in the main Clause.

Would love to hear whether the reason, as remarked by you, is the only one to eliminate incorrect ones.

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