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The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists

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The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

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Hey guys, what I wanna know is why other choices can't be an answer.
Pls explain..on this board.

Since this is from prep, the OA is correct without question.
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23 Oct 2007, 06:51
sjmike wrote:
The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

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Hey guys, what I wanna know is why other choices can't be an answer.
Pls explain..on this board.

Since this is from prep, the OA is correct without question.

I take E
A,B are out b/c of being
C, D are out because the idiom is "different from".
Only E seems to fit the bill.
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23 Oct 2007, 07:06
sjmike wrote:
The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

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Hey guys, what I wanna know is why other choices can't be an answer.
Pls explain..on this board.

Since this is from prep, the OA is correct without question.

Will go for 'E' - little of is idiomatic.

A,B & C - incorect or missing modifiers for 'generalisation'
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23 Oct 2007, 09:27
[quote="sjmike"]The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

Correct idiom in this case is 'generalization that'. Eliminate a, b, c.

b/w d & e, e is gramatically incorrect ->singular 'is' cannot describe plural 'differences'.

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23 Oct 2007, 10:04
I will got with C.

According to strunk and white. "There is" can be frequently ommited

unless this is one of those cases where "there is" needed
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23 Oct 2007, 21:56
[quote="sjmike"]The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

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OA is D..interesting, right?
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24 Oct 2007, 05:34
sjmike wrote:
sjmike wrote:
The investigations of many psychologists and anthropologists support the generalization of there being little that is a significant difference in the underlying mental processes manifested by people from different cultures.

a.

b. of there being little that is significantly different

c. of little that is significantly different

d. that there is little that is significantly different

e. that there is little of significant differences

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OA is D..interesting, right?

can you kindly post the OE. Is it bacause of the verb 'processes' we need 'different' as in 'D'
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24 Oct 2007, 05:39
From one of the grammar notes on omitting "that"

You should NOT omit “that”, when the subordinate clause begins with an adverbial phrase or anything other than the subject:

Ex: She said that under no circumstances would she allow us to skip the meeting.

The book argues that eventually the housing supply will increase.

This last sentence would be ambiguous if that were omitted, since the adverb eventually could then be construed as modifying either argues or will increase.
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22 Dec 2011, 11:47
OA is D.
In E verb is wrongly indicating plural differences.
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