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A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2005, 17:31
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A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced back to a common root language.
(A) that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced
(B) that the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages of which all can be traced
(C) the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages which are all traceable
(D) all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people to be traceable
(E) the ability to trace all of the thousands of languages that are spoken by the world’s five billion people
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Re: SC: A number of linguists contend [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2005, 08:17
A is also my answer.

All other options are either grammatically wrong or meaningless.


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A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced back to a common root language.
(A) that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced
(B) that the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages of which all can be traced
(C) the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages which are all traceable
(D) all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people to be traceable
(E) the ability to trace all of the thousands of languages that are spoken by the world’s five billion people
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Re: SC: A number of linguists contend [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2005, 08:17
A is also my answer.

All other options are either grammatically wrong or meaningless.


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A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced back to a common root language.
(A) that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people can be traced
(B) that the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages of which all can be traced
(C) the world’s five billion people speak thousands of languages which are all traceable
(D) all of the thousands of languages spoken by the world’s five billion people to be traceable
(E) the ability to trace all of the thousands of languages that are spoken by the world’s five billion people
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Can't it be B??? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2005, 08:34
I like to go for B 'coz its in active voice. I dont find any mistake in the tense or other wise.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2005, 01:38
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ur reasoning is correct. active should be preferred over passive.
But here A seems better choice
Can any1 give the OA
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Re: A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 17:56
+1 A

I think that the protagonists in this sentence are the languages. So, we can allow passive voice in this sentence.

Passive voice is not always wrong.
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Re: A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 23:49
All answers except 'A' are wordy
Re: A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of   [#permalink] 27 Aug 2013, 23:49
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