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# The argument over who invented calculus by math historians typically f

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The argument over who invented calculus by math historians typically features extensive discussion of the merits of Isaac Newton's and Gottfried Leibniz's mathematical achievements.

A .The argument over who invented calculus by math historians

B .Math historians argue over who invented calculus; this argument

C. Math historians' arguments over the invention of calculus

D. Who invented calculus by math historians is an argument that

E. Math historians argue over who invented calculus, yet this argument

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15 Mar 2019, 02:41
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The sentence is incorrect as written. The phrase “who invented calculus by math historians” suggests that historians invented calculus when, in fact, they merely debate aspects of its creation.
so ,(A) is eliminated

B) is the correct answer

(C) can be eliminated because it introduces a subject-verb agreement error; “arguments” is a plural subject and should be matched with the verb “feature,” not “features.”

(D) should be eliminated because it contains the incorrect phrase “who invented calculus by math historians.”

(E) fixes the modifier error, but it introduces a new error by using the contrast word “yet” as a connector when the sentence does not contrast two ideas.
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26 Mar 2019, 06:04
The argument over who invented calculus by math historians typically features extensive discussion of the merits of Isaac Newton's and Gottfried Leibniz's mathematical achievements.

A .The argument over who invented calculus by math historians

B .Math historians argue over who invented calculus; this argument

C. Math historians' arguments over the invention of calculus

D. Who invented calculus by math historians is an argument that

E. Math historians argue over who invented calculus, yet this argument

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GMATNinja @Abhimahna..........Guys need your help in this question.......i still feel option A is better than OA
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27 Mar 2019, 02:28
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avikroy wrote:
GMATNinja @Abhimahna..........Guys need your help in this question.......i still feel option A is better than OA
Let's focus on the word by. When we say the argument by X, we mean that X is the one presenting his or her line of thinking. For example:

The argument by the Prime Minister that a government bailout was the only way to save the bank was rejected by his own party members.

This means that the PM advocated a government bailout for the bank. Similarly, if we talk about an argument by math historians, we introduce something that all math historians (as a group) agree on. However, the meaning of the sentence is that math historians are arguing among themselves.
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27 Mar 2019, 11:06
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avikroy wrote:
GMATNinja @Abhimahna..........Guys need your help in this question.......i still feel option A is better than OA
Let's focus on the word by. When we say the argument by X, we mean that X is the one presenting his or her line of thinking. For example:

The argument by the Prime Minister that a government bailout was the only way to save the bank was rejected by his own party members.

This means that the PM advocated a government bailout for the bank. Similarly, if we talk about an argument by math historians, we introduce something that all math historians (as a group) agree on. However, the meaning of the sentence is that math historians are arguing among themselves.

Thank you @AjiteshArun..................meaning wise A doesnt score points....
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