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Linguistic [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 08:30
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instead of simply writing the answer please explain it..
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Re: Linguistic [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 02:57
Contend that - is a command subjunctive.Hence a that is essential here.

Between options A and B,A is clearer stating that the languages can be traced back.
Hence OA is A.
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Re: Linguistic [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 04:06
Isn't the active voice in option "B" is clearer than the passive used in option "A"??



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Contend that - is a command subjunctive.Hence a that is essential here.

Between options A and B,A is clearer stating that the languages can be traced back.
Hence OA is A.

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Re: Linguistic [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 08:55
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Isn't the active voice in option "B" is clearer than the passive used in option "A"??



The problem with B is the use of the pronoun 'of which'.This should refer back to a single Noun or subject.However, it's antecedent isn't clear considering it either refers to World's billion people or languages.
For more information you can refer this -
http://www.jalc.edu/departmentpages/eng ... _which.pdf
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Re: Linguistic [#permalink] New post 07 May 2011, 04:03
content that .. is right usuage
between a & b , amit2k9 has explained

go for A
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