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# Research shows that even among the brightest students, despite having

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16 Sep 2019, 08:15
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Research shows that even among the brightest students, despite having the brains for it, those who are African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors, but this measurement of intellectual ability can explain just the gap in invention rates between wealthy and not-so-wealthy students and almost nothing about the gap in those between men and women.

A. shows that even among the brightest students, despite having the brains for it, those who are African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors

B. showing that even between the brightest students, those who are African-American and Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for it

C. shows that, despite having the brains for doing so, even among the brightest students, those who are African-American or Hispanic may not become inventors

D. showing that African-American or Hispanic, even those among the brightest students, are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for it

E. shows that even among the brightest students, those who are African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for doing so

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16 Sep 2019, 23:58
1.shows that even among the brightest students, despite having the brains for it, those who are African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors
---what does it refer to? (incorrect)

2.showing that even between the brightest students, those who are African-American and Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for it
---between (used for 2 things such as between A and B)is incorrect here
---among is correct here to refer to the group of students
---it has no clear referent (incorrect)

3.shows that, despite having the brains for doing so, even among the brightest students, those who are African-American or Hispanic may not become inventors
--placement of the modifier is incorrect (changes the intended meaning)
--incorrect construction (incorrect)

4.showing that African-American or Hispanic, even those among the brightest students, are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for it
---subject-verb agreement error---African-American or Hispanic (A or B verb agrees with what follows or that is B)--Hispanic is singular--plural verb are is incorrect
---it has no clear referent

5.shows that even among the brightest students, those who are African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors despite having the brains for doing so
---correct subject-verb (those refers to students---------are much less likely --plural subject plural verb)
---cleary express the intended meaning that African-American or Hispanic are much less likely to become inventors despite having brains for doing so (doing so --refers to becoming inventors) (correct)
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17 Sep 2019, 00:17
A tough one indeed. Eliminate B right away for using "between". We need among.

A and D can be eliminated for using the phrase "despite having the brain for it(becoming researchers)". It refers to the action and not a noun.

Between C& E, we are showing comparison over here. C simply asserts that they may not become so. E shows comparison by saying that they are less likely.

Eliminate C for using incorrect meaning

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