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Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon

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Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.


A. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

B. are to uncommon in the scientific world and although the data representation across fields is very similar, it is rare, however, that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

C. is too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share their thoughts with one another

D. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals share thoughts with those from different disciplines.

E. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

Originally posted by akashb106 on 22 Sep 2013, 23:22.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Nov 2018, 06:29, edited 1 time in total.
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What's tricky about this is that the verb to be is describing a modifier.

(D) Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals share thoughts with those from different disciplines.

This is possible because of the "one of" in the sentence.

That cat is one of the animals that are living in the abandoned house.
That dog is one of the animals that live in my cave.

Let's look at why the other answers are wrong.

akashb106 wrote:
Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

A.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another. we've already got an although – the however is unnecessary.
B.) are to uncommon in the scientific world and although the data representation across fields is very similar, it is rare, however, that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another. I stopped reading at the wrong "to".
C.) is too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share their thoughts with one another This is identical to the correct answer, D, apart from the incorrect use of "is" instead of "are".
D.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals share thoughts with those from different disciplines.
E.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.changes meaning; "data across fields" ≠ "data fields"

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Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

A.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.
B.) are to uncommon in the scientific world and although the data representation across fields is very similar, it is rare, however, that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.
C.) is too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share their thoughts with one another
D.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals share thoughts with those from different disciplines.
E.) are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.


A- usage of 2 contrasting words-although and however- is redundant
B- usage if infinitive is incorrect here
C- verb required is plural and not singular
D-correct
E-alters the meaning by changing the sentence to "representation of data fields" from "representation of data across fields".

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After doing away with the redundancy of ‘although and however’ in A and B, we can eliminate C on SV error of ‘fundamental that is’. Going on to D and E, D looks ok enough since it is not clear what the expression data fields refers to in E.

In addition, “share thoughts with one another” and its variant “share thoughts with those from different disciplines” don’t seem to impact the outcome of correct choice.
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Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals that are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another.

A. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is, however, rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another

B. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the data representation across fields is very similar, it is rare, however, that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another

C. is too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share their thoughts with one another

D. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data across fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals share thoughts with those from different disciplines

E. are too uncommon in the scientific world and although the representation of data fields is very similar, it is rare that professionals from different disciplines share thoughts with one another[/quote]

I eliminated D only because of those pronoun.
those in option D can either refer to thoughts or scientists.
It seems to have pronoun ambiguity.
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I have a question. Can we eliminate A,B,C and E on the basis of "one another"? Is this usage correct? Maybe "with each other" is better? Thanks!
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I have a question. Can we eliminate A,B,C and E on the basis of "one another"? Is this usage correct? Maybe "with each other" is better? Thanks!


Manhattan SC guide indicates that "one another" and "each other" are interchangeable. The following is an example from the book:

RIGHT: These groups often INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER (or EACH OTHER).
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The answer must be option D. My analysis of the question :

Meaning : Constructive dialogue is one of the fundamentals uncommon in the scientific world and although representation of data across fields is similar, it is rare that professionals from different fields share thoughts with one another.

Point to note : you will need to use are after that in the beginning of the underlined portion. That refers back to fundamentals , hence use plural form "are".

Error in original sentence : However and although are used together. This leads to redundancy.

POE :
a) Discussed above
b) are to ---> good enough a reason to eliminate
c) use of is --> incorrect
e) representation of data fields not equals representation of data across fields

This leaves us with option d.

I have one question however. If in option b we had too after are instead of to , what would the answer be between b and d. How would one eliminate b ? Experts please enlighten !
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'To common' instead of 'too common' must be essentially a typo either by the originator or by the poster. Let's just ignore it. Still, B is incorrect because of the redundancy of 'although' and 'however'.
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Hi experts,
Just to further the discussion.I have no objection with the correct official choice.
Is there any difference between "with one another" and "with those from different discipline" ?

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Hi experts,
Just to further the discussion.I have no objection with the correct official choice.
Is there any difference between "with one another" and "with those from different discipline" ?

Thanks.


"With one another":
Usage of "with one another" would imply that the sharing mentioned is within the same group, i.e. the professionals. The sentence would then imply that it is rare that one professional would share thoughts with another professional (irrespective of whether they are from the same discipline or different).

"With those from different disciplines":
The sentence as given implies that the professionals rarely share thoughts with those of other disciplines ( but they may share thoughts with those of the same discipline).
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I have a doubt here. Isnt "Constructive dialogue" singular? If so, why are we opting for "are too uncommon" instead of "is too uncommon"? Please help.. Thankyou
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Dialogue is no doubt singular. That is the reason its verb is "is'. However, 'fundamentals' is plural. That is why its verb is 'are". The word 'that' is a relative pronoun referring to fundamentals.

One of Xs (Xs = the students) that/who.......takes a plural verb

One of the students that/ who have secured centum ( with the relative pronoun that/ who etc )
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A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
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A – ‘although…however’ is unnecessary. This option has a redundancy.
B – wrong word. Uses ‘to’ instead of ‘too’
C – uses ‘is’ in place of ‘are’. ‘fundamentals’ is plural.
E – “data across fields” doesn’t make the same thing as “data fields”. This option changes the meaning of the sentence.

So, D is the right answer.
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