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Q.

Dunbar argues that gossip is important in human societies in the maintenance of social cohesion, just as social grooming does for other primates.

 A.

gossip is important in human societies in the maintenance of social cohesion, just as social grooming does for other primates

 B.

gossip is important in the maintenance of social cohesion in human society, just as social grooming does for other primates

 C.

in human societies gossip is important in social cohesion like social grooming for other primate societies

 D.

similar to social grooming in primates, human gossip is important in maintaining social cohesion 

 E.

gossip is important in human societies in the maintenance of social cohesion, just as social grooming is in other primate groups

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Solution:
Option(E) is correct

In answer choices A and B, ‘does’ is incorrect and needs to be changed to ‘is’. Among the remaining options we need to look for the one that best compares the function of gossip to the function of social grooming.

Once we look at it this way, the answer is clear – only E give a correct comparison.

Edit: As asked by Shubhadeep, solution is added.


(2) Comment(s)


Shubhadeep
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Which of the answer is correct ?


Deepak
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Thank you for notifying, updated question and added solution.