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# Australian scientists recently claimed from a single cell found at

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Australian scientists recently claimed from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify an individual through DNA analysis with a ten billion–to–one certainty.

A. from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify
B. from a single cell found at a crime scene they have the ability of identifying
C. the ability, from a single cell found at a crime scene, of identifying
D. to be able, from a single cell found at a crime scene, to identify
E. being able to identify, from a single cell found at a crime scene,

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01 Jan 2018, 11:33
Australian scientists recently claimed from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify an individual through DNA analysis with a ten billion–to–one certainty.

A. from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify-"claimed from a single cell" very wrong .. "claimed to" - right idiom
B. from a single cell found at a crime scene they have the ability of identifying - same as a
C. the ability, from a single cell found at a crime scene, of identifying- wrong idiomatic usage.. you claim to be able to do something .. you don't claim the ability itself..
D. to be able, from a single cell found at a crime scene, to identify-right usage of idiom
E. being able to identify, from a single cell found at a crime scene, -claimed being - ELIMINATE
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01 Jan 2018, 11:56
nikithaiyer5 wrote:
Australian scientists recently claimed from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify an individual through DNA analysis with a ten billion–to–one certainty.

A. from a single cell found at a crime scene that they can identify-"claimed from a single cell" very wrong .. "claimed to" - right idiom
B. from a single cell found at a crime scene they have the ability of identifying - same as a
C. the ability, from a single cell found at a crime scene, of identifying- wrong idiomatic usage.. you claim to be able to do something .. you don't claim the ability itself..
D. to be able, from a single cell found at a crime scene, to identify-right usage of idiom
E. being able to identify, from a single cell found at a crime scene, -claimed being - ELIMINATE

Thanks nikithaiyer5 for your explanation. why can't we use claimed being ? because GMAT rules or Because wrong idiomatic usage ?

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