Q. |
Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing. |
✖ A. | Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing. |
✖ B. | Galton’s claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite his using statistical methods that are not entirely convincing and less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation. |
✖ C. | Even though Galton used one hundred samples or less, for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim for fingerprints that are unique is almost universally accepted. |
✔ D. | Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted. |
✖ E. | Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted, despite the fact that he used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing. |
Solution:
Option(D) is correct
Options A and B are incorrect because the subject of the sentence should be Galton, not Galton’s claim so that we can then refer to ’his initial investigation’.
Option E incorrectly splits up the two reasons why his work was dubious, and also contains the wordy ’despite the fact that’. C incorrectly uses the phrase ’claim for’ and so we are left with D.