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it seems that
I seem to be...
It is likely that
I am likely to do...

after some adjective and verb, that-clause or to do is used. but remember if that-clause is used, the subject must be it as fake subject.
so, choice A, B and E are gone because that-clause go with a real subject.
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prabsahi - Not everything is idiom and Usually gmat do not present question on only idiom basis.
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Also more ..rather than


thangvietnam - I am not sure about the rule u mentioned, and that does not sound legit.

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after some adjective and verb, that-clause or to do is used. but remember if that-clause is used, the subject must be it as fake subject.


Good job on eliminating A, B and E. Now, Both of you have not mentioned (perhaps overlooked.) the use of 'at this stage' in C and D. Use at two different places to modify different entities, This one is a deciding factor for sure. In C is bird is on that stage?
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Can you please brief in E what is the antecedent of "it" ?
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Can you please brief in E what is the antecedent of "it" ?
Option E is

... the wealth of enigmatic fossils seems more likely that it will inflame debates on the origin of birds at this stage than to...

I suppose that the it refers to the wealth of enigmatic fossils, but the structure (the wealth of enigmatic fossils seems more likely that it) itself is not correct.
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While many of the dinosaur fossils found recently in northeast China seem to provide evidence of the kinship between dinosaurs and birds, the wealth of enigmatic fossils seem more likely at this stage that they will inflame debates over the origin of birds rather than settle them.


(A) seem more likely at this stage that they will inflame debates over the origin of birds rather than

(B) seem more likely that it will inflame debates over the origin of birds at this stage than

(C) seems more likely to inflame debates on the origin of birds at this stage rather than

(D) seems more likely at this stage to inflame debates over the origin of birds than to

(E) seems more likely that it will inflame debates on the origin of birds at this stage than to


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https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/25/us/in-china-a-spectacular-trove-of-dinosaur-fossils-is-found.html

Many of the excavated specimens seem to bear on the question of kinship between dinosaurs and birds, although the wealth of enigmatic fossils seems more likely at this stage to inflame debates over the origin of birds than to settle them.


Since it is a very weirdly constructed problem with a fair chance to misguide you, I believe that I have some different approach

Look if you do not spot it while reading, a SVA (Agreement) error, you can see the difference in the options, when you see such a difference, you can then think over it
we need a verb for THE WEALTH
A singular noun, so the verb should be seems
now as for C,D,E


EASY WAY
See if you're very confident in SC the easy way is best for u
C uses more.... rather than construction, very unidiomatic
E has an empty it

HARD WAY
If you are blanked out on grammar rules, this method will certainly work

Try to find the difference between options
you'll see

C v D
PLACEMENT OF "at this stage"
Now think a little

GMAT has done this. You must have seen questions where the word placement changes meaning, such as "only", etc

What does the C say in parts?

TO INFLAME DEBATE ON BIRDS AT THIS STAGE

What does D say?

AT THIS STAGE TO INFLAME DEBATE ON BIRDS

Since the rest of the sentence says nothing about the stage on which the birds are at, we can safely believe that the option C was not conveying the meaning
Now as for option E
you can say D is concise, also the "it" is not getting an antecedent
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I have still doubt on debate on and debate over? Anyone can help.
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