Novel X and Novel Y are both semiautobiographical novels and contain many very similar themes and situations, which m...

Zariyah-Hodge on September 19, 2019

Why is the answer E and not D?

I'm confused. Why is the answer E and not D?

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Skylar on September 20, 2019

@Zariyah-Hodge The correct answer is D: "It is less likely that one of the authors of Novel X or Novel Y is guilty of plagarism than that the similarity of themes and situations in the two novels is merely coincidental." Answer choice E is incorrect. Please let us know if you'd like further clarification.

maggsll on November 25, 2019

Hey there.... Could you please explain why E is not correct? Thank you!

Emil-Kunkin on September 19, 2022

Hi, E is incorrect since we are not uncertain if the two authors are from similar backgrounds- we know for a fact that they are.