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Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from five prehistoric hominids dating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have
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A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors - Correct

B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors - Incorrect - Illogical + 'argue that' is required

C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors - Incorrect - Awkward construction

D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue, - Incorrect - Modifier error

E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have - Incorrect - Modifier error

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Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from fiveprehistoric hominidsdating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that thesehuman ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have


Argue that is correct idiomatic usage , and is best among the options presented, hence correct answer is (A)

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Without a doubt, A.

B, C, D is not even a complete sentence as it doesn't have an active verb.

E has a modifier error as it wasn't the human ancestors that was using digital enhancements.

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Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from five prehistoric hominids dating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have


Trying to explore few more errors as a part of analysis.

POE:Eliminated D,E as a modifier error and B,C idiom error(argue that).

In B,C apart from idiom is there any other error?
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Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from five prehistoric hominids dating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors -
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors - Illogical meaning - anthropologists don't argue using digital enhancements
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors - - Illogical meaning
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue, - Modifier error - illogical
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have- Modifier error - illogical


Answer A
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Gnpth wrote:
Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from five prehistoric hominids dating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have


(eliminating from most obvious ones to least)
  • [Modifier Error] in (D) and (E)
    - This construction indicates that "these human ancestors" are the ones using "digital enhancements" which is wrong.
  • [Illogical Construction/Meaning Issue] in both (B) and (C)
    - "anthropologists argue," (followed by comma) does not have an object, hence incomplete thought. "argue that ..." is the proper usage.
  • (A) is the correct answer.

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Gnpth wrote:
Using digital enhancements of skull fragments from five prehistoric hominids dating to more than 350,000 years ago, anthropologists argue that these human ancestors probably had hearing similar to that of people today.

A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have


We can immediately eliminate and "d" and "e" because they are dangling modifiers. In other words, the first part of the sentence "using...." refers to the anthropologists- anthropologists are doing the arguing not the human ancestors. Secondly,what do the anthropologists argue exactly? The anthropologists argue___ (insert that).


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it is clear that some OA in other questions from OG or GMATPREP "that" is cut off for some other verb
we can infer that "retaining of "that" is more formal

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is is possible that "that" is compulsory for the verb "argue".

I think this rule is flexible

can be appear in OA.

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can "that" is cut off in the following

these anscestor , the anthopologist argue/think, are good


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simply we can say that if we see a split between "that" and "no that", choose the choice with "that" because "that " is considered "more formal".

is it right?

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Please explain D since I am unable to rule that out.
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Please explain D since I am unable to rule that out.

The sentence starts with 'using' this acts as a modifer and after this modifier ends with a comma, the entity who is 'using' has to follow. In this case, anthropologists.

Basically we ask who is 'using'.

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A. anthropologists argue that these human ancestors
B. anthropologists argue, so these human ancestors
C. anthropologists argue, these human ancestors
D. these human ancestors, anthropologists argue,
E. these human ancestors are argued by anthropologists to have
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Please explain D since I am unable to rule that out.


Anthropologists using enhancements.... rather than human ancestors.
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