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# Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either

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10 Sep 2005, 06:23
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Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™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 Yorkâ€™s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
(B) Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
(C) Dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are
(D) Dozens of New Yorkâ€™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 Yorkâ€™s small museums and also

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10 Sep 2005, 20:20
I take D. I believe the meaning of the sentence is not to express contrast.

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10 Sep 2005, 21:25
Agree that it should be D. The first part of the sentence does not oppose the second part.

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11 Sep 2005, 01:18
hmm.,..initially, thought it shud be A..but, seems like D is also a probable answer.
For now, shall go with A.

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13 Sep 2005, 13:33
I don't think it is A.

are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups

It's not parallel.

Either DEVOTED
Or VARIOUS?

I think a verb needs to be there after OR

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13 Sep 2005, 13:41
Interesting, I'd go for D cause I don't think this is a contrast issue but
I don't see anything wrong with A.

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13 Sep 2005, 13:46
This is hard SC because all the choices sound a little awkward to me but I chose D. It flows best.

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13 Sep 2005, 13:51
(A) Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
- "Either" should come after "devoted to" because the way it is right now is comparing "devoted to" to "various ethnic groups"

(B) Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
- Distorts sentence. Needs "there are"...

(D) Dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
- Run on sentence

(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums and also
- Distorts the sentence

I don't really like C, but it will be my final answer.
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13 Sep 2005, 14:05
I thought that as well but once I read the whole sentence together with both of those answers D sounded better. I think that using "also" in D is necessary to distinguish the two different kinds of museums.

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13 Sep 2005, 21:08
I agree with trulyblessed!
I chose C over A and D!

either devoted to ethnic groups or ..... sounds wierd...but all options have the same usage!
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14 Sep 2005, 08:30
I picked A because I thought the Either, Or statement is needed.
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14 Sep 2005, 08:47
I am not sure as to whether a contrast is required looking at the meaning of the sentence. The original sentence does incorporate a contrast. So may be it is required. I'm not sure if this logic is correct.

If it is then C. If not then D.

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14 Sep 2005, 10:26
I am not sure but I will go with A.

From the question it seems like writer IS trying to contradict "one-of-a-kind" museums with typical museums.

In the original statement, first clause is "dependent clause" beginnining with conjunction "although" while:
C &D showing both clauses as independent.

agree A has parallellism issue but ...

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16 Sep 2005, 10:20
Jerryking, I think it makes sense to have various after "or" in this case, because of the difference between the groups.
MA, IMO, the idea of the sentence is to state that there are lots of small museums dedicated to the two mentioned causes and then put forth that there are others which are unique. So, I'd say, the sentence does try to bring out a contrast.
Just my two cents!

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16 Sep 2005, 11:18
My answer is D. They are not contrasting ideas.

OA is D.

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07 Oct 2005, 20:43
trulyblessed wrote:
(A) Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are
- "Either" should come after "devoted to" because the way it is right now is comparing "devoted to" to "various ethnic groups"

(B) Although dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,
- Distorts sentence. Needs "there are"...

(D) Dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also
- Run on sentence

(E) Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorkâ€™s small museums and also
- Distorts the sentence

I don't really like C, but it will be my final answer.

Can you explain why D is a run-on sentence?
dozens of and many give me a feeling that the two clauses don't contrast e/other, instead, they go together to describe the diversity of museums in New York. My choice is D.

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07 Oct 2005, 20:47
Still no consensus?
What is the source of the question and can someone please give the OA and OE?

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07 Oct 2005, 22:45
From the posts, seems to be a great question.

(A) - 'to' is missing before 'various ethinic groups'
(B) - 'there are' is missing
(C) - use of 'but' is unidiomatic
(D) - This Seems to be the best choice
(E) - awkward

ywilfred, great job in posting this one for us. Thanks. OA/OE please!

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