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Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally acce

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Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.


A. Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.

B. Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite his using statistical methods that are not entirely convincing and less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation.

C. Even though Galton used one hundred samples or less, for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim for fingerprints that are unique is almost universally accepted.

D. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted.

E. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted, despite the fact that he used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.

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My Analysis:

I don't see a correct answer choice. All of the choices use less, a non countable quantifier for a countable noun samples. However, we need to accept whatever we have been presened.

daagh sir, please check whether my understanding is correct here.


Bunuel, please reveal the source of this

My Analysis:

A. Despite using one hundred samples ...should modify Galton and not his claims and hence it is out.

B. The phrase less than one hundred...does not accurately the entity it is trying to modify and hence it is incorrect.

C.one hundred or less is awkward and also D is more concise.

D. Presents the intended meaning accurately and hence the correct answer.

E.no grammatical error but the change of thought can be expressed using a single clause of concession.


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Re: Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally acce  [#permalink]

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Here is my analysis.
I think option D is correct.
Why so?

Question : Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.


A. Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.
Missing punctuation such as comma between the sentence fragments.

B. Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite his using statistical methods that are not entirely convincing and less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation.
Clear parallelism error. after "and" and before sentences are not parallel

C. Even though Galton used one hundred samples or less, for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim for fingerprints that are unique is almost universally accepted.
"His claim of" is a wrong idiom

D. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted.
Everything fits well

E. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted, despite the fact that he used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.
less than one hundred samples and the facet about statistics methods should be together and not so far since, they both depict the same action and meaning

Hope this helps.
Apologies for typing real bad. It was my first post. :|
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New post 15 Aug 2019, 13:19
Can someone explain exactly how ", and" works ?

My understanding was that ", and" connects independent clauses, however in this case it's used for parallelism.

Does that mean ", and" (as in choice D) can be used for BOTH

1)parallelism

&

2)join independent clauses

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Hi Ahabib

And is a co-ordinating conjunction. It can be used both as a connector of two independent clauses and as a marker in parallelism.

Here is more about markers in parallelism.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/download/file.php?id=37790

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Hi Ahabib

And is a co-ordinating conjunction. It can be used both as a connector of two independent clauses and as a marker in parallelism.

Here is more about markers in parallelism.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/download/file.php?id=37790

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What is it used as in this case?
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ahabib wrote:
Can someone explain exactly how ", and" works ?

My understanding was that ", and" connects independent clauses, however in this case it's used for parallelism.

Does that mean ", and" (as in choice D) can be used for BOTH

1)parallelism

&

2)join independent clauses

Thank you!

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Can either of you help me understand this issue please?
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Hi Ahabib

Like you mentioned, and along with a comma is used to connect two independent clauses. And is also used to present two or more elements (could be - verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives, prep phrases or clauses) in a parallel structure.

Eg:
1. I need a good GMAT score and a good profile to get into top tier universities.

Here a good GMAT score and a good profile are two noun elements

2. The cat and the rat are natural enemies.

3. One should follow the traffic rules diligently and thoroughly to avoid huge fines. (2 adverbs)

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