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A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 11:25
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A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.

A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 11:33
E it is. 25 sec.
I believe idiom is "originate from"
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Re: SC Crossword puzzles [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 12:47
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A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.
A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game
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D for me.

Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game :)

anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 12:52
D.

Child and Children

childrens', childerns wrong.

Originated from is correct but that answer choice does not follow child-children convention.

The game is thought to have originated as a children's game and then later used in major newspapers to test readers knowledge. D should be correct
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 13:49
Oh dear! I did not even read "childrens" in E! :hammer
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 18:34
Paul wrote:
Oh dear! I did not even read "childrens" in E! :hammer


because it was 25 secs, if it was 52 secs. you would have definately got it right.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 19:02
Bhai, beware the use of subjunctive mood "if it were" 8-)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 19:48
"childrens" is it a typo??? I took E at first cos "originate from" is well an idiom.
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Re: SC Crossword puzzles [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 22:40
I believe it is E because 'originate from' is the correct idiom. I hope that
' childrens ' in the sentence is " children's ".
If the error persists, then it is D.


SmashingGrace wrote:
A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.

A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game

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Re: SC Crossword puzzles [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 23:00
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D for me.

Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game :)

anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me :wink:


Wow, guys! Great discussion. This is my debut, since this is the first question I posted and the first question I made up. I'm sorry if it's below par.

DJ, a stellar job. You got at the heart of what I meant. I know that 'originated from' may be controversial in E. I'll try harder to avoid those situations.

Thanks to all who participated. :-D
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Re: SC Crossword puzzles [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2004, 23:01
The OA is D.
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Re: SC Crossword puzzles [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 06:12
SmashingGrace wrote:
dj wrote:
D for me.
Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game :)
anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me :wink:

Wow, guys! Great discussion. This is my debut, since this is the first question I posted and the first question I made up. I'm sorry if it's below par.

DJ, a stellar job. You got at the heart of what I meant. I know that 'originated from' may be controversial in E. I'll try harder to avoid those situations.
Thanks to all who participated. :-D


:thanks Smashin'

great effort :beer
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 12:35
hmmmm people seem to be inventing things here great....


''anyway D wud be mine after the band of boys affirm it as so...''

paul is the above sentence correct or is it incorrect , thinkin of trying my hand at inventing too...

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 13:32
I agree with D since E has a blatant error in it. Nothing wrong with D although "originate from" is also an idiom. I cannot put my finger on the subtle difference between the two but I think both are fine and can be used interchangeably. Had I had to choose between the two, I would still have picked "originate from" as it sounds more familiar to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 13:33
Paul wrote:
Bhai, beware the use of subjunctive mood "if it were" 8-)


Oh Yes. The effect of "nativity". As they say in India. It's impossible to keep dog's tail straiight. Thanks Paul
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