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That all drug dealers make a fortune selling narcotics seems that it is no more than a popular misconception: Economist Steven Levitt's analysis of the financial records of a Chicago gang showed that most street dealers actually earned less than minimum wage.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The original sentence is a run-on sentence, in which
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and non-idiomatic. The verb + relative clause seems that ... cannot logically follow anything except an it subject, or it creates a grammatical redundancy:
Incorrect: Something seems that it is not right
Incorrect: John seems that he is sad
Correct: It seems that John is sad (It subject)
Correct: John seems to be sad. (John is the subject)
However, in this sentence the subject is (the idea) That all drug dealers make a fortune selling narcotics.
While this answer choice corrects the grammatical mistake in the original question, it is illogical and stylistically flawed.
By adding the word fact the corrected sentence becomes illogical - something that seems to be a misconception cannot also be called a fact. Even if the sentence did make sense, the addition of the fact makes the sentence wordy and redundant.
While this answer choice corrects the original grammatical mistake, it introduces a new one. The phrase no more than indicates a comparison, where both items compared should be grammatically parallel. However, the complex subject phrase (the idea) That all drug dealers make a fortune at selling narcotics is compared to the adjective phrase popularly misconceived.
While grammatically correct, this answer choice is stylistically flawed. The phrases that it is, who sell narcotics, and doing so are wordy and redundant.
There is an answer choice which conveys the same meaning in a more concise way. Find it.
This answer choice corrects the original grammatical mistake by adding an it subject before the verb seems and turning the original subject into a relative clause describing misconception.
Note that while this answer choice is stylistically flawed (the words to be are redundant), it is still the best answer choice.