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# Sir Isaac Pitman devised shorthand by cracking the zero

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08 Mar 2018, 22:52
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Sir Isaac Pitman devised shorthand by cracking the zero. He was a sickly boy and therefore could not be sent for higher studies. So he worked on the 'zero' and gave shorthand to the world.

A. What is interesting are the gems of wisdom Sir Isaac packed into his 'Shorthand Instructor
B. And there has been no looking back since then.
C. And zero's gift to the English speaking world is shorthand.
D. It became a path to an assured livelihood for innumerable boys and girls over the decades.
E. This in turn, led to the birth of the art of stenography

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10 Mar 2018, 09:40

A.Not Relevant
B.The premise setup is not logically taking us to a conclusion about Sir Ip's future.
C.Not Relevant.
D.This is more generic than option E ( more a implied conclusion).
E.The previous lines sets up a perfect premise to introduce this specific conclusion.
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