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04 Jul 2004, 23:24
28. The mistakes children make in learning to speak tell linguists more about how they learn language than the correct forms they use.
(A) how they learn language than
(B) how one learns language than
(C) how children learn language than do
(D) learning language than
(E) their language learning than do

29. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided
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05 Jul 2004, 09:46
C and E
1- A) ambiguous use of "they"
B) shift from plural subject to singular
C) "do" is necessary to convey that language do [tell the linguist]
D) it's like children are teaching linguists to learn the language
E) "their" has an ambiguous referent

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05 Jul 2004, 10:10
28. Choice A: why "They" is ambiguous. Does it not refer to children?

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05 Jul 2004, 10:18
jpv wrote:
28. Choice A: why "They" is ambiguous. Does it not refer to children?

Thanks for responding, Paul.

The mistakes children make in learning to speak tell linguists more about how they[children, linguists or mistakes?] learn language than the correct forms they use.
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